52,500 homeowners so far have applied for FEMA assistance in the six parishes currently designated for relief. FEMA Region Six Administrator Tony Robinson says the first thing people need to do is settle up with their home insurance company. After that, upload settlement documentation to the FEMA app, or send it in via the method that was provided to you when you registered.
Robinson says some people have already begun receiving denials. He says that is linked to a lack of proper documentation from your home insurer, or lack of documentation proving your identity.
Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter says estimates indicate it could take four weeks for power to be restored to Lake Charles, but he feels even that is a bit optimistic.
LSU star defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin joins wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase in sitting out the season.
About 44,000 northwest and central Louisiana SWEPCO customers are still without power, but the timeline for restoration has been moved up a day. Swepco spokesperson Carey Sullivan says about 10,000 customers in the Shreveport-Bossier are without power along with 34,000 in central Louisiana.
Beauregard Electric Co-op tells its customers to be prepared to be without power for at least the next four weeks. Co-op spokesperson Danielle Tilley says substations and transmission lines will be repaired first and then service lines, but substations will not be able to receive power until its larger transmission lines are functioning again.