Louisiana Tropical Storm Allison (DR-1380)

Incident period: June 5, 2001 to June 22, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 11, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 5, 2001
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- State and federal officials have announced July 15, 2001 as the deadline for applying for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for residents of 10 parishes who are out of work because of Tropical Storm Allison. Since July 15 falls on a weekend when the state offices are closed, applying for DUA should be done no later than Friday, July 13, 2001 for these parishes.
July 3, 2001
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- More than $10 million in disaster housing assistance has been provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for those affected by Tropical Storm Allison, June 5-22. "We are pleased that we have been able to provide so much aid to Louisiana residents," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Bill Carwile. "The inspection teams have really been working hard to keep the process moving." There are currently 71 FEMA inspectors in the field and almost 13,000 inspections have been completed.
July 3, 2001
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The time for St. Tammany Parish residents to visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is short. If you want to have face-to-face meetings with Recovery Specialists to get answers to questions and check on the status of your application you need to visit the DRC soon. State and federal officials have announced this DRC will close at 6 p.m. Friday, July 6. The center is located at the Stark Building, 520 Spanish Trail in Slidell. It will offer full services to applicants through closing, 6 p.m. Friday.
July 2, 2001
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- For Orleans Parish residents who wish to have face-to-face meetings with Recovery Specialists to get answers to questions and check on the status of their applications, the time for visiting the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is short. State and federal officials have announced this DRC will close at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 3. The center is located at the Municipal Training Academy 401 City Park Avenue in New Orleans. It will offer full services to applicants through closing, 6 p.m. Tuesday.
June 30, 2001
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- State and federal officials have announced July 15, 2001 as the deadline for applying for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for residents of 10 parishes who are out of work because of Tropical Storm Allison.
June 29, 2001
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Anyone can be flooded. You may think you are above the high water mark, but flash floods can occur at almost any elevation. Spring rains, heavy thunderstorms, and tropical storms-each can cause serious flooding, even in areas that are normally high and dry.

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