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 12, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- With nearly 40,000 Louisiana individuals and households approved for direct financial assistance to meet disaster-related necessary expenses and serious needs not covered by insurance, state and federal recovery officials remind applicants that a commitment to flood insurance is a major part of the aid package.
November 12, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Federal, state and local governments do all they can to reduce flood hazards that can cost lives as well as billions of dollars in damages and losses to residential and business property. They build levees, dams, dikes, floodwalls and berms, dredge channels, clear waterways, remove debris and provide incentives to elevate, relocate or even acquire and demolish structures that suffer recurring damage.
November 8, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The total of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and state funds committed for the Louisiana recovery effort for Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili this week topped the $120 million mark.
November 7, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- In a potentially dangerous severe-weather situation would you (and your family) prefer to be among the first or among the last to know? Hint: first is a whole lot better and it doesn't cost much. The price of a no-frills NOAA Weather Radio is about $20. A weather radio provides instant access to the same weather reports and emergency information that meteorologists and emergency personnel use: information that can save your life.
November 7, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The wily weasels that prey on disaster survivors are at it again. This time they're trying to help themselves to a slice of flood insurance claims. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Inspector General, working closely with the Louisiana Attorney Generals' Office, has identified a new swindle being inflicted on hard-hit parish residents recovering from the double barrage of Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili.
November 5, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- State and federal officials announced plans to convert the fully-staffed New Iberia, New Orleans and Slidell Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan-assistance workshops at 6 p.m.(close-of-business) on Fri. Nov. 8. When the switchover is complete, the SBA workshops will focus on providing assistance in filling out SBA low-interest loan applications, answering questions and providing SBA program information to residents and businesses.

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