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

October 26, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Recovery officials are continuing to evaluate the possibility of providing additional travel trailers to serve as temporary housing in a broad sweep of parishes hit hard by Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili. "We are working hard to deal with a major housing shortage in the hardest hit areas," said Carlos Mitchell, federal coordinating officer for the disaster. "Unfortunately there is very little housing available in certain areas for disaster victims."
October 25, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Unemployed and self-employed workers whose jobs were lost or interrupted by the effects of Hurricane Lili have until Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, to register for disaster unemployment. The special disaster unemployment program applies only to those who are not covered by regular state unemployment insurance. Disaster recovery officials said applicants should take their social security numbers with them when visiting the nearest state or parish unemployment registration office.
October 25, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness (LOEP) officials continue response and recovery efforts for those affected by Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili. As of noon Friday, Oct.25, efforts include:
October 25, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Homeowners, landlords and business owners are urged to check with local and parish governments regarding permits before repairing or rebuilding a structure damaged by winds or flooding.
October 24, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- With more than $31.1million in disaster housing funds issued to thousands of flood-stricken Louisianans in the wake of Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili, state and federal officials advise recipients that it is important for these checks to be used only for disaster-related damages or losses. A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) housing assistance check is intended for one of three uses only: for basic housing repairs, short-term rental assistance or reimbursement of hotel/motel expenses:
October 24, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The two joint federal-state mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) currently visiting outlying parishes in southern Louisiana will each make three-day stops in Ville Platte and Roseland next week. DRC staff will meet one-to-one with parish residents to provide disaster-related information and answer questions relating to available disaster assistance programs.

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