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Hurricane Isaac: Slow Moving Hurricane Tests Levee Work

Hurricane Isaac was officially a Category 1 storm, but its slow movement through the region turned it quickly into a water event.  Households that sustained losses from Hurricane Isaac can begin applying for assistance by registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA and 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing and speech impaired.  These toll-free numbers will operate from 7 am till 10 pm, seven days a week, until further notice.  Be safe and aware of local clean-up efforts and utility services taking place.

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services was granted a federal waiver on regulations concerning the Supplemental Nutritions Assistance Program (SNAP).  For the month of September, the cards will also be covering hot, prepared foods for families affected by Hurricane Isaac.  DisasterSNAP is available for those that need assistance but do not normally qualify.