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

December 8, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today approximately $2.1 million in additional funding to the Louisiana Office of Facility Planning and Control for Katrina-related repair work and mitigation measures at Southern University at New Orleans’ Leonard S. Washington Memorial Library.
December 2, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- As part of an effort to strengthen disaster recovery for the nation, following the National Disaster Recovery Framework launch in September 2010, FEMA hosted the first Regional NDRF Stakeholder Engagement yesterday in New Orleans to discuss concepts and principles of the framework and further collaborate with those who helped create it.
November 22, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently provided approximately $4.6 million in consolidated funding to Nunez Community College to repair or replace contents damaged or lost during Hurricane Katrina. FEMA obligated this grant in support of Nunez’s improved project request, which rolls up funding previously provided across eight separate project worksheets into this singular grant.
November 9, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today approximately $7.3 million in federal aid to the Cameron Parish School Board, as the public school system continues to rebuild following Hurricane Rita. 
November 2, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently provided approximately $7.8 million in consolidated funding to the Jefferson Parish Public School System to repair or replace contents damaged or lost during Hurricane Katrina. Previous to FEMA providing this public assistance grant, the federal agency funded these damages through 67 separate project worksheets, each the result of “content assessments” across the school board’s individual, Katrina-damaged facilities.
October 28, 2011
News Release
IBERIA PARISH, La. -- Iberia Parish property owners without flood insurance are encouraged to buy coverage now to get the best possible premiums before new flood insurance rate maps go into effect on Dec. 2, 2011. The latest flood hazard maps, known as Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps, delineate new flood-risk zones and serve as an integral part of the National Flood Insurance Plan (NFIP), which plays a key role in defense against flood losses. Property owners need to know that this could mean a change in their floodplain status. 

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