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Hurricane Zeta disaster aid approved for six Louisiana parishes

Hurricane Zeta disaster aid approved for six Louisiana parishes

President Donald Trump has approved Louisiana’s request for federal disaster assistance after Hurricane Zeta, making aid available to individuals in Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and Terrebonne parishes, FEMA said Tuesday.

The aid includes grants for temporary housing and home repairs and low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses.

At least six records were set during this hurricane season.

The major disaster declaration come more than two months after Zeta hit Louisiana as a strong Category 2 hurricane on Oct. 29. It was the last hurricane of the 2020 season, and caused about $3 billion in damage and killed eight people.

Zeta was part of a record-breaking hurricane season that saw the most named storms in history. Because the season was so active, forecasters eventually had to pull names from the Greek alphabet, including Zeta’s name. 

Louisiana coastal officials are pushing the state’s congressional delegation to support an expected emergency supplemental appropriation bill …

Published at Wed, 13 Jan 2021 00:37:00 +0000

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