3 more La. parishes, including EBR, approved for FEMA aid
(AP) — Residents of three more parishes are now eligible for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.
Louisiana state officials announced Friday that residents of East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana and West Feliciana parishes can apply for individual assistance from FEMA.
Their addition brings the total number of eligible parishes to 21.
The state also is asking FEMA to approve Isaac-related individual assistance for residents of Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes who sustained uninsured or underinsured damage to their home, business or other property. Report: Isaac damaged 2 tanks, chemicals leaked.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A chemical storage facility southeast of New Orleans that flooded during Hurricane Isaac reported to state officials that no more than about 38,700 gallons of chemicals leaked from two tanks damaged by storm surge and that an undermined amount of chemicals flowed off the facility’s grounds.
The Associated Press obtained the report by Stolthaven New Orleans LLC to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality through a public records request on Friday.
In the report filed Tuesday, the company says it notified state police on Sept. 4 about the release of no more than 36,161 gallons of a paraffin-based oil product called Ultra-S4 and 2,546 gallons of a product called Vivatec from its Braithwaite terminal.
No injuries have been reported. Cleanup at the facility continued Friday.
Most of Ala’s Isaac request for beach, sand work
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Most of Alabama’s request for $9.4 million in federal assistance following Hurricane Isaac would pay for beach repair or sand removal.
The state released to The Associated Press a copy of an aid request that Gov. Robert Bentley wrote to President Barack Obama this week.
About $6.2 million is being sought to repair beaches in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach or to remove sand that covered roads on Dauphin Island.
Another $846,000 would go to Dauphin Island for roads and public utility repairs. The remaining money would be spread around cities and county governments that incurred storm-related expenses in Baldwin and Mobile counties.
Alabama suffered only a glancing blow from Isaac as the storm made landfall in Louisiana, but Bentley contends the state still needs federal help.