FEMA in Jefferson Co. today, Mon. and Tues.

Published 12:04am Friday, October 5, 2012

FAYETTE — Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at the Jefferson County courthouse in the board meeting room from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Monday and Tuesday.

FEMA Spokesman Gene Kauffman said the representatives will be there to help anyone needing aid for damages caused by Tropical Storm Isaac to apply.

Anyone from an affected county that was declared a disaster after the storm can apply in person at the Jefferson County courthouse.

  • Anonymous

    I am sure most everyone in Jefferson County was grieviously harmed and will apply for everything available.

  • Anonymous

    jackwabbit YOU THINK BECAUSE THAT AREA WAS HIT THE HARDEST? OR BECAUSE NINETY PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE THERE ARE BLACK?

  • Anonymous

    I’ll take the 90% for $200, Alex. This area was not “hit hard”. It is disgusting how people around here take that money when folks down south actually did get hit hard by an actual hurricane. There was no hurricane here and there was barely even a tropical storm. 1mph over tropical storm designation. One. Pathetic leeches.

  • Anonymous

    You’ll be amazed at how much damage was done there. By the time it’s over, you’ll think Katrina came through there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1585705255 Kathy Dodge

    Why are the people in this area acting like Isaac was such a horrible storm and did so much damage here? I know that some had trees to fall and there were outages, but it didn’t seem like much else happened. If I’m wrong, feel free to correct me, please! I’d hate to see how they’d react if the storm did the damage it did on the coast!

  • Robert

    Another idiot. Remind me of that 47% lying Romney. I bet someone in your family if not you receive some type government assistance.

  • Robert

    Speak for your people in Adams County and maybe you will have a little more credibility. Better yet, your opinion doesn’t matter, so keep it!

  • Anonymous

    There was nothing in my comment that is not completely accurate. Had this area been under any kind of real danger, I would have been mobilized by my employer. I was not. I watched that storm like a hawk, as I was expected to do. The lie is in Dave’s “hardest hit” comment. That is just not at all true and why I chose the other option. In this part of the country, FEMA has become largely just another welfare agency, as evidenced by the money they gave out in this area. It was not warranted. There was no natural disaster here, plain and simple.

    As for the government assistance, nope, sorry, we are the people who pay to support the losers on assistance. I am one of the 53% who pays taxes. You’re welcome. Even when my family was poor when I was a kid, we still didn’t get public assistance. Our pride was real and we didn’t have to go around falsely declaring it. I know it may be difficult for you to believe that everyone doesn’t suckle at the government teat, but they don’t. But, hey, whatever you need to tell yourself to feel better about yourself is fine with me.

    I can tell from your comment you don’t really know what Romney was talking about or know that much of his speech was cut out of that very edited video since you conflate 47% of the people not paying taxes with some kind of welfare. It is quite common to not have a tax liability and still not receive public assistance.

  • Anonymous

    You are not wrong. When the storm was at full force in Natchez, the winds were 1mph over tropical storm level and the rain moderate. This is the first time of which I am aware that a moderate storm caused a Federal agency to show up here and start giving out money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1585705255 Kathy Dodge

    Imo, Gustav was worse.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t recall the technicals of Gustav when it got here but I’m inclined to agree.