BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Flood victims are swarming to their computers to sign up for more federal aid.
The governor's office says over 15,000 people have filled out their online flood survey. That survey is the first step for people that want to get a piece of the $1.6 billion that was approved by the federal government.
The Community Empowerment and Development Initiative, which is based out of New Orleans, was helping people fill out the survey on Monday. They used the computer lab at the Charles R. Kelly Center in Baton Rouge.
"Those that have received funding from FEMA or other assistance programs have gone as far as they can," said Agnes Chambers, executive director for the initiative. "So they need additional monies to get back into the home, and so they're excited about the opportunity to finish their homes and get back in."
The governor's office has not set a deadline to fill out the survey, but anyone that wants additional aid must complete it by going to restore.la.gov. Some victims can expect to get their official aid applications by May.