WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after a massive storm left eight people dead and 40,000 homes affected in Southern Louisiana. On August 14, 2016 the President issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana. The initial declaration has been amended to provide residents of several parishes, including St. Landry and Evangeline Parishes, with federal assistance to help with storm recovery.

“My prayers are with all Louisianians affected by this historic flooding, particularly those that have tragically lost loved ones over the last few days. While it is discouraging for our state to bear the brunt of another deluge, the important thing is to get out of harms way and quickly provide assistance and help for those who have experienced extensive flood damage.”

If you live in St. Landry or Evangeline Parish you can register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for federal assistance either online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via phone at 1-800-621-3362, TTY at 1-800-462-7585, or for any using 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) at 1-800-621-3362. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact my Leesville Office at 337-238-0778.

via Congressman John Fleming