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 7, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- In a potentially dangerous severe-weather situation would you (and your family) prefer to be among the first or among the last to know? Hint: first is a whole lot better and it doesn't cost much. The price of a no-frills NOAA Weather Radio is about $20. A weather radio provides instant access to the same weather reports and emergency information that meteorologists and emergency personnel use: information that can save your life.
November 6, 2002
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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:
November 1, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made 130 low-interest loans totaling $1,100,500 to replenish working capital for Louisiana small businesses as a result of income loss caused by the dual assaults of Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili. SBA spokesperson Michael Lampton today said the special SBA loans were made because of economic injury problems associated with the disaster and do not involve actual physical damage to the businesses.

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