FEMA

DISASTER ASSISTANCE

Be informed. Get involved.

EMERGENCIES: If you have an emergency, dial 911. If you are unable to call, but you are on Wi-Fi, you may TEXT 911 at westfel911@icloud.com or EMAIL 911 at WFP911@gmail.com.

UPDATES:

FILING FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE WITH FEMA: If you have been affected by the flood, you may be eligible for federal assistance. A Federal Disaster Declaration has been issued for West Feliciana. It is important to file as soon as possible. 

To apply online go to www.disasterassistance.gov. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may go to the WFP Library to use a computer or call 1-800-621-3362. Residents are STRONGLY encouraged to document all property damage with photos. If you do not have documentation, it will be difficult for you to make a claim. You cannot over-document. Take photos of everything.

NO BOIL ADVISORY: Boil Advisories throughout the parish have been lifted. Water is safe for drinking.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT: Damage assessments throughout the parish are complete. Our best estimate is that West Feliciana has 126 residences that were impacted by the flooding & storm. After meeting with Emergency Operations Center today, FEMA will begin visiting affected residents.

SCHOOLS: Employees will return on THURSDAY, August 18. Head Start and K-12 students will return on FRIDAY, August 19. Pre-K students will return on MONDAY, August 22.

VOLUNTEER: If you would like to volunteer to help with clean up and recovery efforts in the parish, email flood@wfparish.org. You may also connect with volunteer opportunities through the Facebook Goup, FLOOD - WF PARISH

BRIDGE REPAIRS: Crews are working around the clock to inspect and begin repairs on local bridges. Please be patient during this recovery process.

GARBAGE: Pick-up has resumed normal schedule. Old Tunica Road residents should put trash out by the curb; trucks are attempting to gain access via Parker Road.

DEBRIS COLLECTION: It should be placed in a separate pile.  Please do not block roadways or ditches. Debris removal contractors are in the parish today for assessment. PICK UP WILL BEGIN MONDAY MORNING.

Residents are advised to have all flooded home debris out of the house & by the curb before Monday morning. Residents living in Turner Subdivision should take debris to the cul-de-sac.

Please review the following infographic details on how to properly sort & remove debris.

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MAIL: If your mail was not delivered (due to road closure), you may pick it up at your local Post Office.

ROAD CLOSURES:

Cat Island Road - CLOSED

Old Tunica Road – CLOSED

Sligo Low Water Bridge – CLOSED

Solitude Low Water Bridge - CLOSED

Island Road – CLOSED

Polly Creek Bridge - CLOSED

Dogwood at Lindsey Lane - CLOSED

Como Road at Tanner Creek - CLOSED

Burnett Road Bridge- CLOSED

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