Louisiana Hurricane Katrina (DR-1603)

Incident period: August 29, 2005 to November 1, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 29, 2005
FEMA Archaeologists Discover One of the Oldest Native American Artifacts
FEMA Archaeologists Discover One of the Oldest Native American Artifacts
Fisk Howard School Groundbreaking
Morris Jeff Groundbreaking
McDonogh 35 High School Groundbreaking
McDonogh 35 High School Groundbreaking

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 1, 2012
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today a $148.3 million consolidated grant to the St. Bernard Parish School Board, largely supporting the implementation of their post-Katrina, overall recovery plan.
April 17, 2012
News Release
NEW ORLEANS – As repairs to St. Bernard Parish’s early 20th century courthouse near completion, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today $638,677 in additional funding for the Katrina-related restoration work. This new funding brings the agency’s total monetary support to more than $7.5 million for the noteworthy project.
April 6, 2012
News Release
NEW ORLEANS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today a consolidated grant totaling approximately $559,000 to Jefferson Parish for the replacement of playground contents damaged during Hurricane Katrina.
March 20, 2012
News Release
NEW ORLEANS – Livingston Parish homeowners, business owners and business and residential renters who do not have flood insurance are encouraged to buy coverage now to get the best possible premiums before new flood insurance rate maps go into effect. The new Livingston Parish flood maps, which include all Livingston Parish communities, become effective on Tuesday, April 3. Those who haven't purchased flood insurance yet still have time to get the best possible premiums to protect their property from potential flooding.
March 5, 2012
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced more than $2.5 million in additional funding to the state of Louisiana for the inclusion of two more schools in the current Washington Parish hazard mitigation project.
February 28, 2012
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today more than $5.5 million in public assistance funding to the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office for contents damaged during Hurricane Katrina.   During the storm, SBSO facilities sustained extensive damages, resulting in FEMA previously providing approximately 20 separate grants to replace the department’s contents losses. More recently, the sheriff’s office requested FEMA to fund an improved project to consolidate these multiple grants into one through using a broader content categorization system.

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