Deadline nears to apply for FEMA aid for Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida

In this aerial photo, the remains of damaged homes are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, in Grand Isle, La. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents impacted by Hurricane Ida’s destruction in August have a little more than a week remaining to seek individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The deadline for individuals and families to apply for federal aid for rental assistance, temporary housing, home repairs, personal property losses and other disaster-related needs not covered by insurance is Nov. 29.

People can apply online at, by calling 1-800-621-3362 or by visiting a disaster recovery center to apply in person.

Nov. 29 is also the deadline to seek a disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Ida struck southeastern Louisiana on Aug. 29 as a Category 4 storm, causing extensive damage across several parishes.

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