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FEMA hosts disaster recovery fair to assist residents recovering from flooding

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

On Saturday, October 15, FEMA gave struggling flood victims the chance to speak face-to-face with a representative.

At least 150,000 homes sustained some sort of damage from the historic August flooding, and in the aftermath of such an event, it can be hard to understand your options for federal and local help.

Representatives were set up to help out residents at Southern University.

“It's about getting the last survivor the assistance they need, and so there's been a lot of media campaigns, web-based information, and other things, but sometimes it takes that one on one, face to face conversation with someone to really get an understanding of what your options are,” said Mark Riley with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security.

State and local leaders say they expect similar events to be held in the future, but they have not announced any specific dates or locations.

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