IMPORTANT: Only 30 days left to register with FEMA

IMPORTANT: Only 30 days left to register with FEMA
Those affected by Hurricane Laura only have 30 days left to register for FEMA assistance. (Source: Gray DC)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Renters and homeowners in parishes designated for FEMA assistance, post-Laura, have until Oct. 27 to register for help.

Federal assistance includes help for temporary housing, rental assistance and the repair or replacement of damaged property.

Additionally, grants may be available to help with expenses such as medical care, dental care, childcare, funeral and burial costs, replacing essential household items, moving and storage, vehicle repairs and cleanup.

Click HERE to find out if your parish qualifies for FEMA assistance.

For more information or to register for assistance:

· Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY at 800-877-8339).

· Visit disasterassistance.gov/.

· Download the FEMA Mobile App at fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app.

· To find a drive-thru DRC you can text 43362 and type DRC (Your Zip Code) for example DRC 12345.

· On an Android device, text 2637643 (ANDROID) to 43362; on an Apple device, text 27753 (APPLE) to 43362 or call 211 or text 527435837 (LASHELTER) to 898-211

· Call 211 or text 527435837 to 898-211.

· Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.

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