Louisiana Tropical Storm Isidore (DR-1435)

Incident period: September 21, 2002 to October 1, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 27, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 4, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- State and federal officials announce the opening of three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Slidell, Houma and New Orleans to assist those affected by the damage and losses caused by tropical storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili. The DRC in Slidell opened today, Friday, and the DRCs in Houma and New Orleans will open tomorrow, Saturday.
October 4, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- State, Federal, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Louisiana residents recover from the recent flooding. Following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts for tropical storm Isidore as of noon, Friday, October 4, 2002. The Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness (LOEP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will update this information on a daily basis from their Joint Information Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
October 2, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- State, Federal, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Louisiana residents recover from the recent flooding. Following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts as of noon, Wednesday, October 2, 2002. The Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness (LOEP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will update this information on a daily basis from their Joint Information Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
October 1, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- State, Federal, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Louisiana residents recover from the recent flooding. Following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts as of noon, Tuesday, October 1, 2002. The Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness (LOEP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will update this information on a daily basis from their Joint Information Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
September 28, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Homeowners, renters, and business owners who sustained losses as a result of the severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Isadore may find assistance through a wide range of state and federal programs, according to state and federal disaster officials. Those affected may apply for assistance by calling the Federal Emergency Managements Agency's (FEMA) toll-free number at 800-621-FEMA (3362). The hours of operation are 7 A.M. to 8 P.M., seven days a week until further notice. Hearing or speech impaired individuals may call TTY at 800-462-7585.
September 27, 2002
News Release
Washington, D. C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has declared a major disaster for Louisiana, triggering the release of federal funds to help meet the recovery needs of families and businesses swamped by Tropical Storm Isidore's torrential rains.

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