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

September 15, 2009
News Release
PORT SULPHUR, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) recently announced $13.5 million in consolidated funding to enable the construction of a new, three-story medical facility in Plaquemines Parish.
September 15, 2009
News Release
ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) recently announced an additional $3.1 million in federal funding to replace Nunez Community College's Administration Building. Like most facilities throughout the parish, Nunez Community College was completely devastated by Katrina's impact; nevertheless, the higher education facility quickly reestablished itself and resumed classes on campus within months following the storm.
September 8, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) is set to receive more than $8.4 million in consolidated federal funding to repair or replace contents damaged or lost during Hurricane Katrina, according to a recent announcement by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA).
September 2, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Only a month after providing $32.9 million in federal funding to reconcile costs for Katrina-related repair work done across Tulane's campuses, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) are announcing an additional $16 million obligated for the university to mitigate its Howard Tilton Memorial Library against future storm damages.  
August 24, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) announced an additional $260.3 million for projects throughout the New Orleans area, including funding to Dillard University, Templeman Prison I and II and the Gaslight Apartments. These announcements bring the total public assistance funds obligated for Louisiana recovery projects since Jan. 20, 2009 to more than $1 billion.
August 21, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Lafon Nursing Facility of the Holy Family, with the help of an additional $2.3 million federal grant, is currently rebuilding so that it can once again service New Orleans' elderly, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA).

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