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FEMA Assistance Update (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-09-23

Duration: 00:06:06

Subjects: Floods, 2016 | Disaster response and recovery | Natural Disasters | United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Perez, Ray Interviewee


This segment from the September 23, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: the State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s in-studio interview with Ray Perez of FEMA on the ongoing recovery from the historic flooding in south Louisiana. He discusses: the state’s “Shelter at Home” flood relief program; the “Shelter at Home” eligibility requirements for people who live in mobile homes; the $1.6 billion in federal aid distributed in Louisiana since the August flooding; the continued housing challenge; and the long-term recovery process.