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 23, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- A joint federal-state mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will set up in Alexandria on Friday, October 25 for a three day stay. DRC staff will meet one-to-one with parish residents to provide disaster-related information and answer questions relating to available disaster assistance programs.
October 23, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Teams of state and federal community-relations specialists are visiting Louisiana's eight newly declared disaster parishes to provide information about available disaster assistance programs to businesses, homeowners and renters who suffered damages and losses due to Hurricane Lili.
October 22, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Direct financial help totaling $20,905,278 has been distributed by the state in the form of checks to individuals and families for serious needs and uninsured property losses suffered in Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili. Another $10 million has been approved for distribution to other applicants, said State Coordinating Officer Art Jones. Checks come from the state's Individual and Family Grant (IFG) program.
October 22, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will deploy a number of personnel to provide technical assistance to impacted parishes in the area of debris operations.
October 22, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The deadline for registering for disaster unemployment by those whose jobs were lost or interrupted by Tropical Storm Isidore is Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002. Self-employed and unemployed workers not covered by regular state unemployment insurance programs may apply for this federally funded assistance, but the deadline for doing so is just days away. Applicants should take their social security numbers with them when visiting the nearest state or parish unemployment registration office.
October 21, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- An army of volunteer agencies and church groups from throughout Louisiana and much of the nation has been assembled to take help directly to persons suffering from the dual attacks of Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili. They have offered-and continue to offer-shelter, food and personal items. Some are even doing tree removal and clean up tasks for the elderly and others. A variety of vital assistance is being provided.

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