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Hurricane Ida Survivors May be Eligible for Generator and Chainsaw Reimbursement. September 6, 2021

 Sept. 6, 2021
DR-4611-LA NR-002
FEMA News Desk: (225) 389-2408
FEMA-NewsDesk-Louisiana-Disasters@fema.dhs.gov
Learn more at fema.gov/disaster/4611 September 2021 1
News Release
Sept. 6, 2021
DR-4611-LA NR-002
FEMA News Desk: (225) 389-2408
FEMA-NewsDesk-Louisiana-Disasters@fema.dhs.gov
Learn more at fema.gov/disaster/4611 September 2021 1
News Release
Hurricane Ida Survivors May be Eligible for Generator and
Chainsaw Reimbursement
BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana survivors who purchased or rented a generator and/or chainsaw as a result of
Hurricane Ida may be eligible for FEMA reimbursement.
FEMA cannot reimburse equipment paid for by another source, such as homeowner’s, flood or other types of
insurance. Duplicate payments or reimbursements for assistance provided by insurance or any other source are
prohibited by law.
Survivors interested in generator and/or chainsaw reimbursement from FEMA must first apply for assistance. They
may do so by going online to DisasterAssistance.gov, downloading the FEMA mobile app or calling the FEMA Helpline
at 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available. Lines are open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT,
seven days a week. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362.
Applicants who purchase or rent a generator and/or chainsaw between Aug. 26, 2021 and Sept. 25, 2021, may be
eligible to receive financial assistance for reimbursement if:
▪ The applicant meets the general eligibility requirements for FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
▪ The home is the applicant’s primary residence and is located in a parish designated for the Individuals and
Households Program. The parishes are: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia,
Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St.
Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington,
West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes.
▪ The generator was purchased or rented due to a disruption in electrical utility service caused by Hurricane Ida.
▪ Proof-of-purchase or rental receipts for the items are submitted by the applicant.
Price Limits
▪ FEMA may reimburse applicants up to $800 for generators and up to $250 for chainsaws.
Survivors Affected by Hurricane Ida Can Apply
Learn more at fema.gov/disaster/4611 September 2021 2
Generator Safety
▪ Survivors should never use a generator inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Keep these devices outdoors, away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors.
For the latest information, visit fema.gov/disaster/4611. Follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6 or on Facebook at facebook.com/FEMARegion6/.
# # #
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 833-285-7448 (TTY 800-462-7585). Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).
BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana survivors who purchased or rented a generator and/or chainsaw as a result of
Hurricane Ida may be eligible for FEMA reimbursement.
FEMA cannot reimburse equipment paid for by another source, such as homeowner’s, flood or other types of
insurance. Duplicate payments or reimbursements for assistance provided by insurance or any other source are
prohibited by law.
Survivors interested in generator and/or chainsaw reimbursement from FEMA must first apply for assistance. They
may do so by going online to DisasterAssistance.gov, downloading the FEMA mobile app or calling the FEMA Helpline
at 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available. Lines are open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT,
seven days a week. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362.
Applicants who purchase or rent a generator and/or chainsaw between Aug. 26, 2021 and Sept. 25, 2021, may be
eligible to receive financial assistance for reimbursement if:
▪ The applicant meets the general eligibility requirements for FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
▪ The home is the applicant’s primary residence and is located in a parish designated for the Individuals and
Households Program. The parishes are: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia,
Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St.
Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington,
West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes.
▪ The generator was purchased or rented due to a disruption in electrical utility service caused by Hurricane Ida.
▪ Proof-of-purchase or rental receipts for the items are submitted by the applicant.
Price Limits
▪ FEMA may reimburse applicants up to $800 for generators and up to $250 for chainsaws.
Survivors Affected by Hurricane Ida Can Apply
Learn more at fema.gov/disaster/4611 September 2021 2
Generator Safety
▪ Survivors should never use a generator inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Keep these devices outdoors, away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors.
For the latest information, visit fema.gov/disaster/4611. Follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6 or on Facebook at facebook.com/FEMARegion6/.
# # #
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 833-285-7448 (TTY 800-462-7585). Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).

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