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
November 25, 2002
Baton Rouge, LA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free registration line, 800-621-FEMA, will shut down Wed. Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. (CST) for Thanksgiving and reopen Fri., Nov.29 at 8 a.m. according to recovery officials. The line for speech or hearing-impaired residents (TTY/TDD) 800-462-7585 will also be closed for the holiday. After the holiday closure, registration lines will return to their normal operating hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon. through Sat.
November 22, 2002
Baton Rouge, LA -- As the mandatory Dec. 2 registration deadline looms nearer, disaster recovery officials report a continuing outflow of federal-state disaster funds to help Louisiana residents recover from the hardship and loss resulting from Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili. Carlos Mitchell, federal coordinating officer urged any residents with uninsured disaster-related losses to register for disaster assistance before the 60-day application period expires on Mon. Dec 2.
November 21, 2002
Baton Rouge, LA -- If you put too much weight on even the strongest pillar it will eventually collapse. And what holds true for things can hold true for people as well. For some hard-hit Louisiana residents the accumulated stress of dealing with crippling economic loss, or the uprooting of their families due to substantial disaster-related damage to their homes, can become too heavy a burden to bear.
November 19, 2002
Baton Rouge, LA -- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) officials announced plans to cease operations at their five Louisiana disaster loan-assistance centers at 6 p.m. (close-of-business) on Fri. Nov. 22. The centers were established in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili to help answer questions about available low-interest disaster loans and to provide assistance with applications. Parish residents who registered for disaster assistance are welcome to visit the workshops between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. before they close down.
November 15, 2002
Baton Rouge, LA -- Louisianans took great care to limit legal gambling to a few very specific locations a few years ago. But every year, hundreds of thousands of residents throughout the state are taking a much more costly bet that they won't be hit by floods. It's a poor wager that many of them are going to lose according to state and federal recovery officials overseeing recovery operations following the one-two punch of Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili.
November 15, 2002
Update: FEMA-State Recovery Window Begins To Close; Approved Aid Total Tops $137 Million, 143,000 Apply
Baton Rouge, LA -- Disaster aid checks continued to pour out and requests for assistance continued to flow in, as more than $18.8 million in new aid was approved and 10,104 new registrations were recorded in the latest week of joint federal-state recovery operations according to statistics compiled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Carlos Mitchell, federal coordinating officer, said that the pace of new registrations was not unusual at this stage of a disaster recovery.