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. -- 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.
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 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 27, 2005
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- More than 1,200 contract home inspectors, working for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are fanning out across Hurricane Katrina-affected parishes throughout the state to reach damaged homes.
September 27, 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 a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is opening in Jefferson Parish on Wednesday, September 28, at 9 a. m. There are now 19 centers available in Louisiana to service the needs of the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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