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

August 20, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) recently announced $27.8 million in consolidated funding for St. Mary's Academy, allowing the school to benefit from not only one, but two of FEMA's innovative public assistance solutions. Of the $27.8 million in total funding, approximately $3.3 million has been allocated for the repair or replacement of the school's lost contents and $24.5 million for the consolidation of 11 campus buildings into one educational building.
August 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 on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009.  The open house will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Berhman Center, 2529 General Meyer Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70114. 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.
August 11, 2009
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, 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.
July 23, 2009
News Release
CALCASIEU PARISH, La. -- The voluntary actions of several homeowners in Calcasieu Parish have laid the foundation for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) to provide $1.1 million to the parish for acquisition of five residential properties. The five acquired properties will become permanent green space.
July 23, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON PARISH, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) recently announced a $7.2 million grant to fund an elevation project that will raise 40 homes in Jefferson Parish.
July 15, 2009
News Release
ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. -- Bumps along St. Bernard's roadways are being smoothed out, after recovery partners jointly assessed several hundred miles of roadways throughout the parish to account for all Katrina-related damages.

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