Louisiana Hurricane Ivan (DR-1548)

Incident period: September 13, 2004 to September 26, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 15, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 9, 2004
News Release
DENTON, Texas -- Residents and business owners in Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St, Charles, St. Tammany and Terrebonne parishes, who sustained damage from Hurricane Ivan in September, have only one more week to apply for disaster assistance. November 15, 2004 is the last day applications will be accepted. That is also the deadline for submitting loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property.
November 9, 2004
News Release
DENTON, Texas -- Residents and business owners in Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St, Charles, St. Tammany and Terrebonne parishes, who sustained damage from Hurricane Ivan in September, have only one more week to apply for disaster assistance. November 15, 2004 is the last day applications will be accepted. That is also the deadline for submitting loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property.
October 18, 2004
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Buras, opened on September 19 to assist victims of Hurricane Ivan, will close permanently on Thursday, October 21, at 6 p.m. More than 2100 individuals have visited the center. "Help is still as close as a phone call," said Sandy Coachman, Federal Coordinating Officer. "The closing of the Disaster Recovery Centers does not in any way affect the services being provided to disaster victims."
September 29, 2004
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Reggio, St. Bernard Parish, will close at the end of the business day on Saturday, October 2, but help is still available. Individuals can check on their applications, or register for disaster assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 1-800-462-7585 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. The Disaster recovering Center in Buras at 35619 Highway 11, Plaquemines Parish, will remain open. Beginning Monday, October 4, new hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
September 27, 2004
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- In the first few weeks following a disaster, people who suffered loss or damage need all the help they can get. Unfortunately, they may be misled by half-truths and rumors about how to get that help and the various assistance programs that are available. Individuals and households who suffered damages and losses because of Hurricane Ivan can find out what kind of assistance is available by calling the FEMA toll-free resistration number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Those with speech or hearing impairment can call TTY
September 24, 2004
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advises families to make a Family Disaster Plan. A disaster may strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services –water, gas, electricity or telephones – were cut off? Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away.

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