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Special message from BRAC following flooding

 From Baton Rouge Area Chamber

Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the epic flooding in the Baton Rouge Area over the weekend.

In lieu of our customary Tuesday publication, 5 Things You Need to Know, we’re providing the following information about resources and assistance available to businesses following disaster.

Temporary Office Space

BRAC is compiling information about available work spaces for lease—both temporary and longer term—for displaced organizations. Currently, BRAC has information about available large and small commercial spaces and is working to identify warehouse space, as well. If you have space available, or are in need of space, please contact BRAC’s Policy and Research Project Manager Logan Anderson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

FEMA Aid

President Obama declared a major disaster in the state, thereby enabling federal funding. To apply for FEMA Aid, visit www.diasterassistance.gov or call 800-621-3362. To expedite the process, have your social security number, address of damaged property, description of damage, insurance coverage information, telephone number, mailing address, and bank and routing numbers available.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Program

East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes are eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans. We anticipate that other impacted parishes will soon be added, as well. Loan programs are available for both economic injury, as well as repairs for physical damage. For more information on the disaster loan program, click here or call 800-659-2955. The application can be accessed here.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Recovery Guide

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce produces a quick guide to help businesses affected by disaster. It offers a wealth of information about recovery and resources for federal financial assistance, mental health, insurance help and employee assistance.

Economic Impact

Since yesterday morning, BRAC has been contacting area businesses to understand the scope and magnitude of the flooding and to offer assistance. Those efforts continue. BRAC will continue to share additional resources via social media pages. Follow us on Twitter @BRAC_BatonRouge and on Facebook @BRAreaChamber. Also, information is available online at brac.org/recovery.

If there are other ways in which BRAC can assist your business, please contact us at 225-381-7125 and the appropriate member of our team will make best efforts to help.

Finally, BRAC extends a heartfelt thanks to the people of New Orleans and the editorial board of NOLA‌.c‌om/The Times-Picayune for the touching editorial about “having Baton Rouge’s back”. We appreciate the well wishes from our friends in New Orleans and from those around the country who’ve offered support.

Sincerely,

Adam Knapp
President and CEO

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