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Resources For Survivors of Hurricane Ida

  • By:Editorial Team

As the resilient people of Louisiana seek to rebuild their lives after the devastation brought to their shores by Hurricane Ida, we at Vishio Forry seek to provide resources for all those affected by this storm. The resources below are a starting point but are by no means exhaustive. 

Statewide Helpful Phone Numbers

If you are in Louisiana and are in need of assistance, keep the numbers below in an easily accessible place. Saving them into a cell phone or phone book may be best. 

  • FEMA: 800-621-3362
  • American Red Cross: 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-7267)
  • Entergy: 800-9OUTAGE (800-968-8243)
  • Cleco: 1-800-622-6537
  • Attorney General Consumer Protection Hotline (gouging complaints): 1-800-351-4889
  • Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness: (225) 925-7500
  • Louisiana State Police: 800-469-4828
  • Department of Transportation & Development (road closures): 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683)
  • Special Needs Shelter: 800-349-1372
  • U.S. Geological Survey: (225) 389-0281

Apply For Assistance Through FEMA

President Biden approved a major disaster declaration on August 30th, allowing Louisianans to access government assistance to assist in recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Ida. To apply for government assistance, visit www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-200-462-7585. More information may be found at www.fema.gov/disaster/hurricane-ida.

Access Free Legal Help

To find contact information for pro bono programs in your area, visit the Louisiana State Bar Association’s “Find Legal Help” page on their website at www.lsba.org/public/findlegalhelp/

“LA Free Legal Answers” is an online pro bono program that connects low-income clients with volunteer attorneys. Visit https://la.freelegalanswers.org/ to search for programs in your parish.

For additional legal help, storm survivors may subscribe to the “Louisiana Disaster Legal Tip Line” to receive helpful texts on disaster-related legal issues. Text “subscribe” to 318-405-4185 to sign up for this service provided by the Lagniappe Law Lab, whose purpose is to “narrow the access to justice gap”.  

Are You A Member Of the Louisiana State Bar? 

Consider registering as a volunteer with la.freelegalanswers.org to begin working pro bono in the area. Attorneys may volunteer with one of Louisiana’s many pro bono organizations.

Reach A Local Attorney

We keep our Louisiana neighbors in our thoughts, as they rebuild once more. If you are a Hurricane Ida survivor and need additional help, we may be able to put you in contact with one of our colleagues in the area. Please feel free to call our offices at 239-703-7210.