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

December 16, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Professional leadership is important when hurricane winds sweep the parishes and rainfall measures as much as 15 inches in a 24-hour period. "But what also is important in these times is the dedication of individuals who go 'the extra mile'," said Carlos Mitchell, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) coordinating officer.
December 14, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Louisiana residents who suffered damage or losses due to Tropical Storm Isidore or Hurricane Lili now have until Jan. 3 to register for federal/state disaster assistance due to a second extension granted late yesterday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advised state officials that it had granted the state's request to extend the registration period a second time.
December 13, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- More than $181.7 million in federal-state grants and loans flowed into the 39 parishes declared for the twin disasters, Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili, since the presidential declarations Sept. 27 and Oct. 3.
December 9, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Residents of Louisiana's 39 disaster-declared parishes have until Dec.14 to register for disaster assistance if they suffered uninsured or underinsured losses and intend to seek state and federal assistance to help their recovery. To register, call 1-800-621-FEMA, (TTY/TDD) 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired.
December 4, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Reporting applicants making fraudulent claims to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an important step in identifying the small percentage of disaster assistance claimants who try to cash in on the misfortune of others. These bogus claims take unfair advantage of taxpayer money.
December 3, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- State and federal recovery assistance totals in the two months since Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili hammered Southern Louisiana surged past the $168 million mark, as more than 163,000 residents applied for some form of aid before the Dec.2 registration deadline, which has been extended to Dec. 14.

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