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 15, 2002
News Release
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.
November 14, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Louisianans with substantial flood damage and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies may be eligible for increased financial assistance to help cover the cost of elevating, demolishing or relocating their homes or businesses. Officials said the key to securing Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) funding was for residents to work closely with local officials at every stage of the recovery process.
November 14, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Flood-stricken Louisianans living in high-risk flood areas, also known as special flood hazard areas, who had the foresight to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) may be eligible for increased financial assistance to help cover the cost of elevating, demolishing or relocating their homes or businesses out of the floodplain.
November 13, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- State and federal officials announced plans to cease full-scale operations at the two remaining Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Lafayette and Houma and convert the centers to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan-assistance workshops at 6 p.m. (close-of-business) on Fri. Nov. 15.
November 13, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The figures are remarkable. In the last quarter-century, more than 165,000 Louisianans with flood insurance have received more than $1.5 billion in loss payments. In the last fiscal year alone, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) compensated 8,243 state homeowners and renters to the tune of more than $89 million.
November 13, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- High ground does not guarantee that you are safe from floodwaters. But it does mean that you may be eligible for a low-cost Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The special policy was created to answer two major insurance needs: flood damage is not covered under most homeowner's policies and; during the past 25 years, the NFIP has paid one-quarter of its claims to cover flood losses to homes located in moderate to minimal flood risk zones.

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