Louisiana Hurricane Lili (DR-1437)

Incident period: October 1, 2002 to October 16, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 3, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

January 28, 2003
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The city of Abbeville, in Vermillion Parish, has been approved for a $1,531,507 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/State of Louisiana Public Assistance Grant for damages and losses caused by Hurricane Lili, FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh announced today. Hurricane Lili damaged Abbeville's electrical distribution system, and more than 11,000 residents suffered power outages because of the storm. The grant announced today will reimburse the city for required repairs.
January 28, 2003
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Lafayette Parish, has been approved for a $5,274,442 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/State of Louisiana Public Assistance Grant for damages and losses caused by Hurricane Lili, FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh announced today. As a result of Hurricane Lili Lafayette Parish hired contractors to repair the damage to the electrical distribution system throughout the Parish. Extreme damage to the electrical distribution system caused major power outages to residents being served in the area.
January 28, 2003
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved $8,632,391 to help pay for emergency response efforts to Hurricane Lili by Southwest LA Electric Membership Corp (SLEMCO), FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh announced today. Hurricane Lili caused extensive damage to the electrical distribution system throughout the SLEMCO service area. At the peak, more than 83,000 SLEMCO customers suffered power outages. FEMA will provide 75 percent of the $11.5 million repair cost, and the remaining 25 percent will come from state and local funds.
January 2, 2003
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Following the pounding Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili hammered on Southern Louisiana, State and federal recovery assistance totals surged past the quarter billion dollar mark. Summaries compiled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness (LOEP) reflect funds committed to help Louisiana residents recover from the storms: The following is a snapshot of the numbers: (through COB- January 1, 2003)
December 20, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Considering the devastating effects suffered by more than 173,350 Louisianans following tropical storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili, Federal Coordinating Officer, Carlos Mitchell recommends anyone living in a flood prone area, or who anticipates the possibility of being flooded in the future, to purchase flood insurance now. "Make protecting your family and home from the devastating effects of a disaster a top priority for 2003", said Mitchell.
December 17, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Nearly $45 million dollars is being processed for payment to eligible applicants to reimburse costs of Public Assistance (PA). Other applicants are continuing work in order to process additional requests, according to Art Jones, state coordinating officer. "The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state remain committed to helping Louisianans in their recovery," Jones said.

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