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 -- 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.
November 1, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Disaster assistance registration and Helpline hours for the toll-free number, 800-621-FEMA, change today to 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The line will continue to be open seven days a week. Persons with hearing or speech impairments should call another toll-free number, (TTY/TDD) 800-462-7585.
November 1, 2002
News Release
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.

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