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

August 1, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced more than $7.9 million in additional public assistance dollars to the Plaquemines Medical Center Hospital Service District #1 for their post-Katrina consolidated hospital project.
July 1, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced a $7.7 million recovery grant to the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office, essentially approving their request to utilize federal dollars for the construction of a new four-story, comprehensive administration building.
June 13, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced nearly $5.4 million in recovery funds to St. Bernard Parish, covering costs for the replacements of Katrina-damaged water meters.
June 3, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today $150 million to the Louisiana Office of Community Development for both project and project management costs associated with the state’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.  “At the onset of another hurricane season, we recognize the importance of preparing for future storms. Louisianans are elevating their homes and taking measures to mitigate, and we are proud to support them in their efforts to protect themselves against potential future loss,” said Region 6 Administrator Tony Russell.
May 23, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently approved the Louisiana Office of Facility Planning and Control’s consolidated project request to utilize approximately $380,250 in FEMA funding to construct a new Marsh Island Refuge Headquarters facility.  
May 10, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced nearly $3 million in Katrina-related recovery funds to the Alexander Milne Home for Women, a private nonprofit that provides housing and care to women with special needs.

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