From the Document: "The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Louisiana and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding beginning on October 16, 2006, and continuing. The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in the parishes of Caldwell, Franklin, Grant, LaSalle, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Richland, Sabine, Vernon and Winn. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. Federal funding is also available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding in the parishes of Beauregard, Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, Grant, LaSalle, Madison, Morehouse, Richland, Sabine, Vernon and Winn. Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the parishes of Beauregard, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, Grant, Jefferson, LaSalle, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Richland, Sabine, Tensas, Vernon, and Winn."
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