Flood Assistance Resources

This is an attempt to collect information for victims of the floodwaters, and for volunteers (updated-2016-08-25)

Donation and Distribution sites are constantly changing.  Find updated info here.

FEMA has started going door to door, offering the assistance they provide. More info on their flyer here. Those with losses should register with FEMA at 1-888-621-FEMA, or at www.disasterAssistance.gov.

Disaster Food Stamps:  for those impacted by the flood, or lost wages from low-to-moderate-income households — Pre-register at www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/preregister or call 1888-LAHELP-U.  Those already receiving SNAP need not re-apply. KATC has more information here, as well as information on Disaster Housing options.

Avoid fraud and scams. Info from the Louisiana Attorney General available here.

Safe Clean-up — From the LSU AgCenter
Cleaning Flood-damaged Homes
Storm Damage Cleanup Highlights
Storm Recovery: Guide for Homeowners

United Way is registering volunteers and directing them to areas that need them here.  Volunteers may also register through www.volunteerlouisiana.gov.

United Way is also accepting food, supplies, & donations at their facility on Pinhook Road, and re-directing supplies to shelters, etc.  Information on drop-off and distribution sites, as well as need supplies is here.

Clothing donations should be directed to any Goodwill store. Locations are listed here on their site.

The Red Cross has established a temporary shelter at the Heymann Convention Center, located at 1373 S. College Rd., for Lafayette Parish residents (bring ID).  Temporary shelters have also been established in outlying communities.

KATC has addition information on how to get help, as well as essential safety information, available here.

For immediate information on assistance, call 211 or 232-HELP (Spanish speakers are available)