- Associated Press - Friday, October 14, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - People seeking disaster aid to help them recover from Louisiana’s catastrophic August flooding have an extra month to apply for assistance.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced this week that the deadline to register for federal disaster assistance has been extended to Nov. 14.

The extension applies to both FEMA grants and the low-interest disaster recovery loans available to homeowners, renters and businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Registration is open to people who live in Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes.

Applications can be submitted at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA.

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