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 15, 2001
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Disaster assistance has been made available for Beauregard, Iberia, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes to help residents and local governments recover from the effects of recent storms and flooding in Louisiana, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. East Feliciana Parish was declared eligible for federal aid to local governments for damaged public infrastructure.
June 14, 2001
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness are opening Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in East Baton Rouge, Lafourche and Vermilion Parishes at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 15. The centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. However, Federal Coordinating Officer Bill Carwile emphasized that the first step for people with flood losses is to call FEMA at 1-800-462-9029 to register for assistance. The number is 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing and speech impaired.
June 14, 2001
News Release
Washington, June 14, 2001 -- A total of 25,000 flood insurance claims are expected from property owners in Texas and Louisiana communities hit by Tropical Storm Allison, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which oversees the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
June 14, 2001
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The first emergency housing assistance checks have been issued to Louisiana residents by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), state and federal officials announced today. Nearly 60 checks have been sent to residents with homes affected by recent severe storms and flooding.
June 13, 2001
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- FEMA is urging people who have suffered damage from Tropical Storm Allison, but are still able to live in their homes, to wait a few days to call the teleregistration line so disaster victims who need temporary housing assistance can get through and get help as quickly as possible.
June 11, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid has been made available for Louisiana to help families and businesses recover from the effects of Tropical Storm Allison, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Bush. The declaration covers damage to private and public property from Tropical Storm Allison that began on June 5.

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