The highly anticipated New Orleans East hospital is complete and ready to serve the people of New Orleans East, Gentilly and the Lower 9th Ward. For nine years since Hurricane Katrina, there's been amore>>
The highly anticipated New Orleans East hospital is complete and ready to serve the people of New Orleans East, Gentilly and the Lower 9th Ward.more>>
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, was among the first congressional candidates to sign up formore>>
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, was among the first congressional candidates to sign up for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election.more>>
Police say that a man was shot multiple times following an argument over a cell phone charger. Police have now named a suspect in the shooting. New Orleans police are searching for Milton Newman, 32,more>>
Police say that a man was shot multiple times following an argument over a cell phone charger. Police have now named a suspect in the shooting. more>>
The Saints get a harsh reminder of what it's like to practice in Louisiana heat. The team was out on the practice field in Metairie on Tuesday. Along with the heat comes the return of a player who hadmore>>
The Saints get a harsh reminder of what it's like to practice in Louisiana heat. The team was out on the practice field in Metairie on Tuesday.more>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andmore>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.more>>
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today. Mug shot, then ice cream Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is trending. Perry, facing charges of coercion and abuse of power,more>>
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today.
After several rainy and stormy periods over the weekend, we are going to see more breaks for additional sunshine and a daily rain chance all this week. We are currently on the dry-side of an upper disturbance,more>>
Records are in the upper 90s and even triple digits at both the Airport and Audubon. Records will be at risk, but that would be at the extreme. I think they are safe.more>>
More New Orleans residents meet Tuesday night to discuss the priorities for city leaders this upcoming year. Mayor Mitch Landrieu is hosting several community meetings ahead of the city's budget processmore>>
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Fox 8 received this new release Monday morning:
September 17, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana renters who lost their homes or personal property as a result of Hurricane Isaac may be eligible for disaster-related assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other agencies.
Of more than 178,000 Louisianians who registered for state and FEMA assistance as of Sept. 17, a great majority report that they are homeowners. Yet renters who resided in an apartment, mobile home or leased house that was made unlivable because of severe disaster damage are also encouraged to contact FEMA.
"Hurricane Isaac didn't discriminate between homeowners and renters," said Mike Hall, FEMA's federal coordinating officer. "FEMA is here to help Louisianians who sustained damage get the money in their pockets they are eligible to receive."
Through Housing Assistance, FEMA offers two kinds of help to eligible renters:
Money to rent a different place to live for a limited period of time while repairs are done to a home that was made unlivable by the disaster
A free referral service to find a safe replacement rental property
Both renters and homeowners may also be eligible for Other Needs Assistance (ONA), designed to help survivors with uninsured or underinsured necessary expenses and serious needs caused by the disaster. ONA grants can be used for:
Disaster-related medical and dental expenses
Disaster-related funeral and burial expenses
Replacement or repair of necessary personal property lost or damaged in the disaster, household items such as room furnishings or appliances, and tools and equipment required by the self-employed for their jobs
Primary vehicles and approved second vehicles damaged by the disaster
Filling out a disaster loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a necessary step for homeowners and renters to be considered for some other forms of disaster assistance. If the SBA is unable to approve a loan, the applicant may be referred back to FEMA for some other type of disaster aid.
To qualify for any of this assistance, renters must first register with FEMA online at www.disasterassistance.gov, via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. For 711 Relay or Video Relay Services, call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Those with questions about the SBA loan application should call the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or TTY 1-800-877-8339. Survivors can also apply online using the electronic loan applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
It's one of the most iconic arenas in all of sport and a distinguishing feature in the New Orleans skyline. The stadium began as the brainchild of David Dixon, a businessman and sports executive who playedmore>>
It's one of the most iconic stadiums in all of sport and a distinguishing feature in the New Orleans skyline. more>>
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A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotmore>>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."