Louisiana Hurricane Lili (DR-1437)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
November 7, 2002
Baton Rouge, LA -- The wily weasels that prey on disaster survivors are at it again. This time they're trying to help themselves to a slice of flood insurance claims. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Inspector General, working closely with the Louisiana Attorney Generals' Office, has identified a new swindle being inflicted on hard-hit parish residents recovering from the double barrage of Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili.
November 6, 2002
Baton Rouge, LA -- Early estimates to clear debris, pay for emergency protective measures and repair or restore public buildings and infrastructure damaged by the double-barreled impact of Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili throughout 44 Louisiana parishes may top $67.7 million.
November 5, 2002
Baton Rouge, LA -- State and federal officials announced plans to convert the fully-staffed New Iberia, New Orleans and Slidell Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan-assistance workshops at 6 p.m.(close-of-business) on Fri. Nov. 8. When the switchover is complete, the SBA workshops will focus on providing assistance in filling out SBA low-interest loan applications, answering questions and providing SBA program information to residents and businesses.
November 1, 2002
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
Tropical Storm Isidore, Hurricane Lili Milestones Also Reflect Preparation Activity Before Storms Arrive
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
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:
Incident period: October 1, 2002 to October 16, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 3, 2002