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January 28, 2003
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Lafayette Parish, has been approved for a $5,274,442 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/State of Louisiana Public Assistance Grant for damages and losses caused by Hurricane Lili, FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh announced today. As a result of Hurricane Lili Lafayette Parish hired contractors to repair the damage to the electrical distribution system throughout the Parish. Extreme damage to the electrical distribution system caused major power outages to residents being served in the area.
January 28, 2003
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved $8,632,391 to help pay for emergency response efforts to Hurricane Lili by Southwest LA Electric Membership Corp (SLEMCO), FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh announced today. Hurricane Lili caused extensive damage to the electrical distribution system throughout the SLEMCO service area. At the peak, more than 83,000 SLEMCO customers suffered power outages. FEMA will provide 75 percent of the $11.5 million repair cost, and the remaining 25 percent will come from state and local funds.
January 28, 2003
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The city of Abbeville, in Vermillion Parish, has been approved for a $1,531,507 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/State of Louisiana Public Assistance Grant for damages and losses caused by Hurricane Lili, FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh announced today. Hurricane Lili damaged Abbeville's electrical distribution system, and more than 11,000 residents suffered power outages because of the storm. The grant announced today will reimburse the city for required repairs.
December 20, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Considering the devastating effects suffered by more than 173,350 Louisianans following tropical storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili, Federal Coordinating Officer, Carlos Mitchell recommends anyone living in a flood prone area, or who anticipates the possibility of being flooded in the future, to purchase flood insurance now. "Make protecting your family and home from the devastating effects of a disaster a top priority for 2003", said Mitchell.
December 17, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Nearly $45 million dollars is being processed for payment to eligible applicants to reimburse costs of Public Assistance (PA). Other applicants are continuing work in order to process additional requests, according to Art Jones, state coordinating officer. "The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state remain committed to helping Louisianans in their recovery," Jones said.
December 16, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Professional leadership is important when hurricane winds sweep the parishes and rainfall measures as much as 15 inches in a 24-hour period. "But what also is important in these times is the dedication of individuals who go 'the extra mile'," said Carlos Mitchell, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) coordinating officer.
December 14, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Louisiana residents who suffered damage or losses due to Tropical Storm Isidore or Hurricane Lili now have until Jan. 3 to register for federal/state disaster assistance due to a second extension granted late yesterday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advised state officials that it had granted the state's request to extend the registration period a second time.
December 13, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- More than $181.7 million in federal-state grants and loans flowed into the 39 parishes declared for the twin disasters, Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili, since the presidential declarations Sept. 27 and Oct. 3.
December 9, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Residents of Louisiana's 39 disaster-declared parishes have until Dec.14 to register for disaster assistance if they suffered uninsured or underinsured losses and intend to seek state and federal assistance to help their recovery. To register, call 1-800-621-FEMA, (TTY/TDD) 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired.
December 4, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- State and federal recovery assistance totals in the two months since Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili hammered Southern Louisiana surged past the $168 million mark, as more than 163,000 residents applied for some form of aid before the Dec.2 registration deadline, which has been extended to Dec. 14.

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