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September 21, 2012
NEW ORLEANS – In the wake of Hurricane Isaac’s recent recovery efforts, Louisiana’s restoration from Hurricane Rita persists, enabled by approximately $1.3 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency public assistance, hazard mitigation and individual assistance funding since her landfall on Sept. 24, 2005.
August 22, 2012
Beyond Recovery; Building Resilient CommunitiesNEW ORLEANS – In support of Louisiana’s recovery from hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided approximately $19.1 billion over the past seven years to help communities and families throughout the state rebuild and improve their capabilities to protect against future hazards.
August 9, 2012
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced $210,000 in federal aid to the Port of South Louisiana, the largest tonnage port district in the western hemisphere, for damages incurred during Hurricane Katrina. Stretching more than 54 miles along the Mississippi River, the Port of South Louisiana is called on by approximately 4,000 oceangoing vessels and 55,000 barges each year and owns facilities within St. Charles, St. James and St. John the Baptist parishes.
July 27, 2012
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today $582,000 in consolidated federal funding to Plaquemines Parish for contents damaged during Hurricane Katrina throughout several of their emergency management system buildings.
June 4, 2012
NEW ORLEANS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced nearly $8 million in consolidated funding to the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, allowing the private, nonprofit to construct their new animal control facility on higher ground. Pre-Katrina, the Louisiana SPCA’s animal control facility, which provided care and basic medical services for homeless animals, was located on 1319 Japonica Street in New Orleans. During the storm, the building sustained significant damages—both from wind and floodwaters.
May 31, 2012
NEW ORLEANS – As the construction of Our Lady of Lourdes School's new cafeteria nears completion, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today $984,241 in additional funding to the Archdiocese of New Orleans for the Katrina-related recovery project.
May 21, 2012
Louisiana's Legal System Receives Recovery Aid From FEMA, Benefiting The Orleans Parish Criminal District Court
NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today approximately $103,000 in consolidated public assistance funding to the Louisiana Judicial System, helping the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court in New Orleans replace contents damaged during Hurricane Katrina.
May 1, 2012
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
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
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.