Louisiana Hurricane Rita (DR-1607)

Incident period: September 23, 2005 to November 1, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 24, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 15, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) recently announced $16.9 million in additional funding to continue restoring the city's water distribution system to its pre-Katrina operating levels. The funding reimbursed the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) for repairing approximately 28,450 water leaks throughout the East Bank of New Orleans. The leaks, caused by Hurricane Katrina resulted in an additional loss of millions of gallons of potable water per day throughout the system.
October 9, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Plans to construct LeBlanc Elementary School are progressing after the new facility received a "green light" from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) when the agencies recently provided a $10.1 million consolidated grant to enable the post-Rita recovery project. 
October 1, 2009
News Release
CAMERON, La. -- Future storm damages are less likely to occur when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) join forces and provide extra funding to mitigate public facilities so that they are better prepared to face and withstand impending hurricanes.
September 28, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La.  -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) today announced nearly $2 million in additional FEMA funding to help the city of New Orleans rebuild the Rosa F. Keller Library in the Broadmoor neighborhood. The funds will contribute to building a state-of-the-art library and community center to serve as the local community's learning and cultural hub.
September 25, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- On the heels of Hurricane Katrina's landfall came Hurricane Rita on Sept. 24, 2005. As Louisianians reflect upon their rebuilding accomplishments since her devastating blow, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) continue to aid in Louisiana's restoration, supported by nearly $1.2 billion in federal grants.
September 24, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) today announced an additional $21.7 million for schools throughout the New Orleans area, including funding for Edward Hynes Elementary and Holy Cross schools.

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