Livingston Parish to host community meeting on casket reburial concerns

Livingston Parish to host community meeting on casket reburial concerns

LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) - The Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LOHSEP) will host a community meeting to help residents with family members buried in any Livingston Parish cemetery get federal assistance for reburial of caskets or vaults disturbed or damaged by the August flooding.

To date, 21 cemeteries have been identified with damage in Livingston Parish, and while many cemeteries have been repaired, there are still many in need of work.

Those cemeteries still requiring repairs include:

  • A.J. McKinney Cemetery - Springfield
  • Courtney Cemetery - Holden
  • Felder Cemetery - Denham Springs
  • First Baptist Church Cemetery - Maurepas
  • Foster Cemetery - Springfield
  • French Settlement Community Cemetery - French Settlement
  • Goodwill Cemetery - Maurepas
  • Greater St. Mark Cemetery - Walker
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Maurepas
  • Plainview Cemetery - Denham Springs
  • St. William Cemetery - Port Vincent

FEMA is offering financial assistance to families to help offset the cost to re-inter a casket or vault and to make repairs to graves impacted by the flooding. The deadline to register for assistance is Monday, November 14.

The community meeting will be held Wednesday, November 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Livingston Council Chamber (in the Motor Vehicle Building), located at 20355 Government Blvd. in Livingston.

It is imperative you register for FEMA assistance before the deadline. Without registration for impacted graves, repair work cannot begin.Representatives from Livingston Parish, the Louisiana Department of Health, the Attorney General's Office, and FEMA will be present at the meeting to answer questions and assist with the registration process.

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