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Louisianans Eligible to Apply for FEMA Hurricane Laura Relief

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Baton Rouge, LA (9/6/2020) — Residents of sixteen Louisiana parishes affected by Hurricane Laura may be eligible to apply for FEMA disaster relief grants. The parishes include Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Sabine, Vermilion, Vernon, and Winn. If residents of these parishes experienced disaster-related damage to their primary home, they can apply for grants to put toward property repairs or rent. FEMA will conduct inspections to assess the reported damage. FEMA can also help with other needs brought on by the hurricane, including replacing household necessities, supplementing medical expenses, and even covering funeral costs. Victims of Hurricane Laura should file a claim with their insurance company, if applicable, and apply for FEMA relief.  To apply for FEMA disaster relief, individuals must provide: The address of the property that incurred damage; The filer’s current mailing address and phone number; The filer’s insurance information. This information must be provided if the property is listed on an insurance policy; The total household income; The bank routing number and account number where FEMA should send relief funds; and A complete description of the hurricane-caused damages and losses. Individuals affected by Hurricane Laura should visit www.disasterassistance.gov and download the FEMA mobile application.  Source: ArkLaTexHomepage Contact an Experienced Insurance Attorney Today Unfortunately, hurricanes happen far too often in Texas and Louisiana. At The Johns Law Firm, we understand how devastating these hurricanes are for the local communities. If you sustain injuries or your property incurs damage in a hurricane, and your insurance company denies your claim, please contact one of our Houston or New Orleans insurance attorneys at 866-762-0302 to set up a free consultation. We have experience in hurricane-related insurance and property claims. Our deepest condolences go out to the victims of this hurricane. If you believe the information in this post needs correction or removal, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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Extended Grace Period for NFIP, Expired Policyholders Eligible to File Flood Damage Claims

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Lafayette, LA (09/04/2020) — National Flood Insurance Program policyholders in Louisiana might be eligible to file a flood damage claim even if their policy has expired.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency extended the NFIP grace period from 30 days to 120 days in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Louisiana residents whose NFIP policy expired between February 13, 2020, and June 15, 2020, and whose properties sustained flood damage from Hurricane Laura remain eligible to renew their policy and file a flood damage claim. Policyholders should call their insurance agent or the NFIP Call Center at 1-800-427-4661 to renew their policy. Source: Fox 15 Contact an Experienced Insurance Attorney Today Unfortunately, hurricanes happen far too often in Texas and Louisiana. At The Johns Law Firm, we understand how devastating these hurricanes are for the local communities. If you sustain injuries or your property incurs damage in a hurricane, and your insurance company denies your claim, please contact one of our Houston or New Orleans insurance attorneys at 866-762-0302 to set up a free consultation. We have experience in hurricane-related insurance and property claims. Our deepest condolences go out to the victims of this hurricane. If you believe the information in this post needs correction or removal, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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Hurricane Laura Continues to Impact Texas and Louisiana

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Lake Charles, LA (8/28/2020) — At least 16 people have died in Texas and Louisiana due to Hurricane Laura.  With power outages across most of the Louisiana and Texas gulf coastline, locals have turned to power generators for electricity. These generators release carbon monoxide that, when trapped inside the walls of a house, builds up and poisons the people inside. At least 11 people have died from carbon monoxide poisoning.  The other deaths are attributed to trees falling into houses and drowning. Officials estimate that areas along the gulf shore could remain without water and power for weeks, as streets are inaccessible due to fallen trees and debris.  Hospitals in Lake Charles are transferring patients to other hospitals due to downed phone lines and limited access to power. Also, with a lack of running water in the area, Lake Charles residents are worried about the coronavirus pandemic and their inability to wash their hands frequently. Hurricane Laura continues on its path into the Midwestern United States, threatening Tennessee with strong rain and winds. Source: WDSU 6, The New York Times Contact an Experienced Insurance Attorney Today Unfortunately, hurricanes happen far too often in Texas and Louisiana. At The Johns Law Firm, we understand how devastating these hurricanes are for the local communities. If you sustain injuries or your property incurs damage in a hurricane, and your insurance company denies your claim, please contact one of our Houston or New Orleans insurance attorneys at 866-762-0302 to set up a free consultation. We have experience in hurricane-related insurance and property claims. Our deepest condolences go out to the victims of this hurricane. If you believe the information in this post needs correction or removal, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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Texas and Louisiana Will Continue To Feel Impacts From Hurricane Laura Into The Weekend

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Houston, TX (8/28/2020) — Hurricane Laura continues to rain down on southeast Texas and southern Louisiana as the storm pushes further into Midwestern states on Friday. Laura, a category four hurricane and a slow-moving storm, made landfall on Thursday morning. Meteorologists anticipate that scattered showers and thunderstorms will linger near the Texas-Louisiana state line; winds will remain strong, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour through the evening. Weather conditions are expected to improve as the storm continues on its path toward the Atlantic seaboard over the weekend, but locals should remain on alert for flash flooding. Laura is the largest hurricane to hit the southeast in more than a century. Source: ABC 13 Contact an Experienced Hurricane Attorney Today Unfortunately, hurricanes happen far too often in Texas and Louisiana. At The Johns Law Firm, we understand how devastating these hurricanes are for the local communities. If you sustain injuries or your property incurs damage in a hurricane and your insurance company denies your claim, please contact one of our Houston or New Orleans hurricane attorneys at 866-762-0302 to set up a free consultation. We have experience in insurance and property claims and maritime injury cases. Our deepest condolences go out to the victims of this hurricane. If you believe the information in this post needs correction or removal, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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