Louisiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding (DR-1269)

Incident period: April 3, 1999 to April 7, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 9, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 14, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Another potential "problem date " in the Y2K computer system transition has passed without significant reported disruptions. As of today, there have been no reports of related computer problems resulting in system failures or service disruptions.
April 14, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FEMA and Louisiana state officials have established a field office in Bossier City, La. to begin disaster recovery operations. FEMA's regional office in Denton, Texas (Region IV) has sent an Emergency Response Team to work with state officials in Bossier City. The rest of the operation will be coordinated from the Region VI Regional Operations Center in Denton. A Public Disaster Assistance (PA) Applicant's Briefing is scheduled for tomorrow in Bossier City.
April 12, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid was made available today for tornado victims in Louisiana's Bossier and Caddo parishes under an amendment to the major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Clinton on April 9, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The amended declaration also extends coverage to damaged public property in Caddo and Claiborne parishes.
April 9, 1999
News Release
FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance requested by the state under a major disaster declaration issued this afternoon. The declaration covers damage to public property from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred over the period of April 3-7.