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 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.
September 30, 2005
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Residents who apply for aid will be contacted by inspectors contracted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to set up an inspection date and time. If applicants cannot return home for inspections, they can still have their home inspected.
September 29, 2005
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- People receiving disaster assistance as a result of losses from Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita must use the money according to instructions provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The initial $2,000 in Expedited Assistance was granted to hurricane victims for housing or other essential disaster-related needs. Any other FEMA assistance will be granted for a specific purpose, such as home repair or rental assistance.
September 29, 2005
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- To date more than $777 million in federal Public Assistance (PA) funds has been provided to the State of Louisiana by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse state agencies and local governments for costs incurred responding to Hurricane Katrina. Of the more than three-quarter billion, over $240 million has reached parishes devastated by recent hurricanes.
September 29, 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 two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are opening on Friday, September 30, at 9 a. m. Twenty-three centers are now open in Louisiana to service the needs of the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Twenty-two 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.

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