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 29, 2005
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- One month after landfall, recovery from Hurricane Katrina continued in Louisiana even as the state reeled from a body blow by Hurricane Rita. In the immediate aftermath of both hurricanes, attention was focused on saving lives and providing emergency life-sustaining water, food and shelter. As emphasis shifts from rescue to recovery, a top priority is to transition people from temporary shelters to permanent housing and homes. 
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 28, 2005
News Release
Baton Rouge , La. --Three more Louisiana parishes have been added to the list of those eligible for extra disaster assistance from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Individual assistance for Allen, Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes has been made available to help homeowners, renters and business owners recover from the effects of Hurricane Rita. All three parishes were previously designated for public assistance programs for emergency services and eligible debris removal.
September 28, 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 more Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are opening on Thursday, September 29, at 9 a. m. There are now 21 centers available in Louisiana for the disaster needs of the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. All centers are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.
September 27, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON , DC -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to provide assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita. Federal resources and commodities continue to flow into Louisiana and Texas . "FEMA is continuing to respond to meet the needs of those victims of Hurricane Rita in Texas and Louisiana ," said Acting FEMA Director R. David Paulison.  "FEMA will be on the ground in Louisiana and Texas to assist in this recovery effort for as long as it takes." Update on FEMA response activities for Hurricane Rita:
September 27, 2005
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Officials urge individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Rita in the Louisiana parishes of Acadia, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St. Mary and Vermilion, to register for assistance with the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Additional parishes may be designated for assistance at a later date after further evaluation. People who sustained damage from Rita should register even if their parish has not been designated for individual assistance.

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