TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA (WAFB) - The Tangipahoa Parish government has received permission from FEMA to remove debris bordering private property, however the property owner must sign a Right of Entry form before contractors can begin work.
Parish president Robby Miller said Thursday that FEMA is allowing contractors to remove debris bordering on public rights-of-way and extending up to 30 feet onto private property. This also applies to Right of Entry on state highways.
FEMA requires that written permission from the homeowner must be obtained for debris collection on private property.
"A Right of Entry form must be signed by the homeowner," said Miller. He added that renters must obtain written permission from the property owner before debris collection can begin.
Residents can obtain a Right of Entry form from the Tangipahoa Parish Government Planning Department offices, located in the new Mike Clausen Environmental Health Building at 15485 Club Deluxe Rd. in Hammond. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Homeowners should bring the following items in order to obtain a Right of Entry form:
- Photo ID or driver's license
- Proof of homeowners' insurance with policy number
- Any insurance claim numbers
- Proof of flood insurance with policy number
- Flood insurance claim number
For more information, call 985-748-3211.