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 -- 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 15, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Disaster aid checks continued to pour out and requests for assistance continued to flow in, as more than $18.8 million in new aid was approved and 10,104 new registrations were recorded in the latest week of joint federal-state recovery operations according to statistics compiled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Carlos Mitchell, federal coordinating officer, said that the pace of new registrations was not unusual at this stage of a disaster recovery.
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 -- 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 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 13, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- High ground does not guarantee that you are safe from floodwaters. But it does mean that you may be eligible for a low-cost Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The special policy was created to answer two major insurance needs: flood damage is not covered under most homeowner's policies and; during the past 25 years, the NFIP has paid one-quarter of its claims to cover flood losses to homes located in moderate to minimal flood risk zones.

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