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Filing Extensions for Flood Victims and Recovery Resources

Monday, August 15, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ann Lupo

August 15, 2016

LCPA is here to help.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the many impacted by the historic, widespread flooding throughout southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi. We know all too well the devastating impact caused to home and businesses. 

We will continue to keep you updated on additional resources and assistance as they become available.

If you are in need of office space or have office space you could share with a displaced member, please contact LCPA at 800.288.5272. 

Please contact us if we can be of help.

Ron Gitz II, CPA, CGMA
LCPA CEO/Executive Director

Filing Extension Available to Louisiana Taxpayers Affected by Flooding

Yesterday, the Louisiana Department of Revenue issued a news release announcing a one-month filing and payment extension is available to Louisiana taxpayers affected by recent severe storms and flooding.

The extension applies to Louisiana tax returns and payments due August 15, 2016. The extended deadline is September 15, 2016.
For returns and payments submitted by the extended deadline, the Louisiana Department of Revenue will waive any late filing penalties, late payment penalties and interest that would otherwise apply.

Major Disaster Declared for the State of Louisiana

On Friday, August 12, Gov. Edwards declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Louisiana. Gov. Edwards made the request to President Obama on Sunday, August 14. Additional parishes are expected to be added on a rolling basis.

Anyone who has been impacted by this storm should register damages sustained, even if they do not live in these four initial parishes. All registered damage claims in parishes added at a later time will be processed as those parishes are added.

Individuals can register damage on the web or by phone as follows:

Federal Declarations and Types of Assistance available for the following four parishes Tangipahoa, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge and Livingston:

  • INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE: Assistance to individuals and households
  • PUBLIC ASSISTANCE: Assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities
  • HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM: Assistance for actions taken to prevent or reduce long term risk to life and property from natural hazards

Recovery Resources

Register With FEMA
Businesses who sustained losses in the designated parishes can begin applying for assistance today by registering online at or by calling

Download the FEMA App: Be prepared and download the FEMA app free on the App Store and Google Play. Learn what to do before, during, and after emergencies with safety tips and receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different locations. Click here to download the app.

Apply for a Small Business Administration Disaster Loan
Loans up to $2 million for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private, nonprofit organizations of all sizes that have suffered disaster-related cash flow problems and need funds for working capital to recover from the disaster’s adverse economic impact. Click here or call 1.800.659.2955 to apply.

Key Contacts 

  • Louisiana State Police: 225.925.6325 or *LSP from any cell phone
  • American Red Cross: 1.866.GET.INFO (1.866.438.4636)
  • Louisiana Department of Justice:
  • Consumer Protection Hotline: 1.800.351.4889
  • Cleco Corporation: 1.800.622.6537
  • Entergy: 1.800.ENTERGY; Power Outages: 1.800.9OUTAGE
  • Demco: 1.800.262.1160
  • Washington St. Tammany Electric Cooperative: 985.643.6612; Power Outages: 1.866.672.9773  
  • Shelter Information for Affected Parishes

* Thanks to LABI for providing the content for this resource list.


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Questions about the content of this Alert should be directed to Linda Babin.