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 3, 2005
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Victims of recent hurricanes who have been displaced from their homes can search for available rental housing with Disaster Housing Resources Online (DHR Online) at www.dhronline.org. DHR Online is an easily accessible Web site listing immediately available rental properties. People can search by location, price range and housing description including number of bedrooms and bathrooms.
October 2, 2005
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. - The following is a summary of important information released in the one-week-period September 24-30, 2005, by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from the Louisiana Joint Field Office for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
October 1, 2005
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) announced today that three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are opening on Sunday, October 2, at 9 a.m. Twenty-seven centers are now open in Louisiana to service the needs of the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Twenty-six centers are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. Plaquemines Parish is the only DRC operating from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m., due to a local curfew.
September 30, 2005
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) warns residents returning to their homes after the hurricanes that mold in their damaged houses can create a health problem.
September 30, 2005
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) announced today that a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Houma is opening on Saturday, October 1, at 9 a.m. Twenty-four centers are now open in Louisiana to service the needs of the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Twenty-three centers are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. Plaquemines Parish is the only DRC operating from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m., due to a local curfew.
September 30, 2005
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with other federal agencies, continues to respond to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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