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

November 15, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Louisianans took great care to limit legal gambling to a few very specific locations a few years ago. But every year, hundreds of thousands of residents throughout the state are taking a much more costly bet that they won't be hit by floods. It's a poor wager that many of them are going to lose according to state and federal recovery officials overseeing recovery operations following the one-two punch of Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili.
November 15, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Water will find a way. The old saying holds true for more than just the leak in your old roof. It explains a lot about the ever-changing course of a vast interlaced network of rivers, streams, brooks and storm-waters in the fragile land areas known as floodplains.
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 -- 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 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.

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