11,000 in Louisiana Parish Seek FEMA Help

September 13, 2012

About 11,000 St. John the Baptist Parish, La., residents have asked FEMA to inspect their homes for flood damage from Hurricane Isaac.

Michael Byrne, a manager with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said Monday $13 million has been approved for residents affected by the flood as part of $45 million in aid approved statewide. Byrne says about 6,500 inspections have been completed.

Parish President Natalie Robottom tells The Times-Picayune she will ask the Parish Council Tuesday night to allow campers and mobile homes to be placed in front of homes under repair.

Robottom says parish inspectors will ensure the trailers have proper utility connections before permitting the inspections.

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