Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1521)

Incident period: May 12, 2004 to May 19, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 8, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 5, 2004
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana residents and business owners in the nine disaster-declared parishes who sustained damage from severe storms and flooding between May 12 and May 19 have just a few more days to apply for disaster assistance. August 9 is the last day applications will be accepted for individual assistance. Loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property must also be submitted by that date. The declared parishes include: Acadia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Livingston, Point Coupee, St.
June 30, 2004
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Crisis counseling is available to help Louisiana residents rebound from the state’s severe storms and floods on May 12-19, 2004. State and federal disaster recovery officials said the program, funded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administered by the Office of Mental Health for Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, is available to residents of the nine parishes that have been declared disaster areas.
June 30, 2004
News Release
Baton Rouge, La. -- Louisianans have received almost $3.2 million in disaster aid, according to officials from Louisiana Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness and U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The federal disaster declaration of June 8th covers nine parishes: Acadia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Landry, St Martin and West Baton Rouge. The following serves as an update of disaster recovery activities:
June 28, 2004
News Release
BATON ROUGE, LA - Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Lafayette and Jefferson Davis parishes will be closed permanently at the end of the business day this Wednesday, June 30, according to Louisiana Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. LAFAYETTE PARISH Carencro High School Butcher Switch Road Lafayette Open: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday - Wednesday
June 25, 2004
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- While disaster recovery assistance programs are important in helping flood survivors get back on their feet, there is no substitute for the broad-ranging benefits of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
June 24, 2004
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- State and federal officials from Louisiana Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness and the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will establish a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lake Arthur to assist individuals affected by severe storms and flooding from May 12 through May 19. The center will open on Monday, June 28 and close Wednesday, June 30. Hours of operation will be Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Individuals may be assisted at the following location:

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