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

June 25, 2001
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that over $2 million in disaster loans has been approved to area residents as a result of the recent severe storms and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Allison.
June 23, 2001
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Following the floods generated by Tropical Storm Allison, President Bush declared a federal disaster in Louisiana, on June 11. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness (LOEP) have teams in the field inspecting damages, and many disaster assistance programs are in action. The disaster declaration covers 23 parishes.
June 22, 2001
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Floodwaters are toxic. The contaminated debris of Tropical Storm Allison will require special handling. Disaster officials of both the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness (LOEP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge owners of flood-damaged homes to keep several important facts in mind as they continue cleaning up.
June 21, 2001
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by recent storms and flooding, the State of Louisiana and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open another Disaster Recovery Center in Louisiana on Friday, June 22 in: Orleans Parish Municipal Training Academy 401 City Park Ave. New Orleans, LA 70119
June 21, 2001
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness (LOEP) have implemented an environmentally responsible plan to deal with the unusual increase in mosquito populations caused by Tropical Storm Allison. The rains and flooding from Tropical Storm Allison accelerated the normal mosquito hatching activity in southern Louisiana. This resulted in an unusually high mosquito population in certain areas, and creates a substantial health and safety threat for mosquito-borne diseases.
June 20, 2001
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Louisiana Disaster Recovery Centers will change their hours effective June 21. The new hours will be Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 6:00p.m., and Sunday, 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. The Disaster Recovery Centers were opened jointly by the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness (LOEP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help victims of Tropical Storm Allison. The centers are located at: East Baton Rouge Robert E. Lee High School 1165 Lee Drive Slidell

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