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June 19, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- If you are a small business owner interested in learning how to prepare a successful proposal, there is a workshop this month that may be especially helpful to you.
June 17, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) is one step closer to fully repairing the LSU Clinical Education Building after recent federal funding results in millions more to help cover the Katrina-damaged facility, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA).
June 12, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The public is invited to view newly revised Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) for Orleans Parish at an open house scheduled on June 17, 2009. The open house will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters Botanical Gardens at City Park, Victory Drive, New Orleans, LA. Specialists will be on hand at the open house to answer citizens' questions and to provide additional information. Citizens are encouraged to view the maps, which will be available in both digital and paper formats.
May 27, 2009
News Release
ST. BERNARD, La. -- Fire hydrants play a crucial role in fire protection measures, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with local and state officials, is providing St. Bernard Parish with public assistance funding to restore Katrina-damaged fire hydrants throughout the community.
May 16, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) and the Recovery School District (RSD) announced more than $147.8 million in public assistance grants for four RSD Quick Start Schools in New Orleans, Louisiana - L.B. Landry High School, Langston Hughes Elementary School, Lake Area High School and Andrew H. Wilson Elementary School.
May 11, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- If sewerage pumps were to stop operating because of a serious flood, New Orleans' residents could be subjected to a significant number of health and safety risks. To help prevent this scenario, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved funding to elevate eight sewerage pumps. "It is vital for our agency to contribute to the protection of the sewerage pump system," said Tony Russell, acting director of FEMA's Louisiana Transitional Recovery Office. "During a major flood, pumps must continue to remove wastewater to processing sites."
May 7, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- To provide healthier waterways for boaters, fishers, other waterway users and wildlife, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is executing the fourth phase of waterways debris pick up in 23 southern parishes of Louisiana. The mission, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is focusing on recreational waterways debris generated by hurricanes Katrina and Rita after three phases of commercial waterways debris pick up were completed in July 2007.
May 4, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- When a hurricane impacts a community, area survivors are left without food and water amid scorching temperatures and potential fires. To ensure the continuous coordination of firefighting activities and transportation of food and water to affected areas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) are providing funds to protect Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) facilities involved in the operations.
April 27, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Office of Facility Planning and Control (FP&C) are requesting public participation and input at their upcoming meeting regarding the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and site-specific design alternatives for the Louisiana State University Academic Medical Center (LSU AMC).
April 7, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reminding applicants that the temporary housing program for families of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita ends on May 1, 2009. Applicants currently receiving FEMA temporary housing assistance will begin receiving their notifications informing them that they must vacate the housing unit by May 1, 2009.

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