FEMA denies individual assistance for Ruston; household damage not severe enough

Local News

(6/7/19) RUSTON, La. — FEMA has denied Louisiana’s request for Individual Assistance for the April 24-25 tornadoes.

According to a press release, Individual Assistance Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments were conducted in Lincoln, Morehouse, and Union parishes on June 3. Based on all the information gathered, FEMA determined that individuals and households were not impacted severely enough for Individual Assistance.

State officials can appeal the decision within 30 days, and Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker says that the state will appeal.

Stay up to date with the latest news by downloading the KTVE/KARD News App from the App Store or Google Play. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Trending Stories