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 4, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Assumption Parish today was added to the Louisiana disaster declaration by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Joe M. Allbaugh. The parish now will be eligible for assistance for damages caused by Hurricane Lili for all programs of Public Assistance (PA), which applies to the state, cities, municipalities, parishes and certain private, non-profit groups.
November 1, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Disaster assistance registration and Helpline hours for the toll-free number, 800-621-FEMA, change today to 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The line will continue to be open seven days a week. Persons with hearing or speech impairments should call another toll-free number, (TTY/TDD) 800-462-7585.
November 1, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Three more Louisiana parishes today were declared eligible for assistance under provisions of the Individual Assistance (IA) program as a result of the back-to-back landfalls by Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili. The three are Grant, LaSalle and Ouachita. They were added by Director Joe M. Allbaugh of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In all, 39 of the 44 declared parishes are now eligible for the IA program, which includes a number of programs that range from temporary housing for homeowners and renters to individual and family grants.
November 1, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made 130 low-interest loans totaling $1,100,500 to replenish working capital for Louisiana small businesses as a result of income loss caused by the dual assaults of Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili. SBA spokesperson Michael Lampton today said the special SBA loans were made because of economic injury problems associated with the disaster and do not involve actual physical damage to the businesses.
November 1, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- In theory, Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili crashed into the Louisiana lowlands months before the actual events occurred. Their make-believe landfalls came in countless planning sessions conducted during the off-season by officials of the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness (LOEP). Despite their fury and terrible toll, the storms came as no surprise to LOEP planners. Their planning sessions accurately reflected their agency's name, which includes the word preparedness. And prepared they were. Here is a sampling of events:
November 1, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Recovery costs of federal and state assistance programs during the first month since Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili hit 44 Louisiana parishes today topped the $100 million mark. Carlos Mitchell, who oversees federal programs in the disaster area, cited assistance summaries from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness (LOEP). He said that at the end of the first month of recovery, figures show:

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