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 25, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently provided $27 million in funding to the Archdiocese of New Orleans towards the construction of a new high school campus named Academy of Our Lady. FEMA’s recent grant gave the Archdiocese of New Orleans the necessary “green light” to move forward with their building plans. With FEMA’s financial aid now available to support the new school’s construction costs, the Archdiocese of New Orleans plans to build the new Academy of Our Lady High School within Jefferson Parish’s Marrero community.
September 7, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today a $9.7 million grant to the Plaquemines Parish School Board for the construction of a new, consolidated post-Katrina school—South Plaquemines Elementary School. FEMA’s recent grant comes mainly as consolidated funding, approving the local school board’s request to utilize federal dollars previously obligated for recovery work across several other Plaquemines’ school system facilities.
August 22, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS – In support of the state of Louisiana’s recovery from hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided approximately $17.5 billion in individual, public and hazard mitigation assistance over the past six years. 
August 1, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced more than $7.9 million in additional public assistance dollars to the Plaquemines Medical Center Hospital Service District #1 for their post-Katrina consolidated hospital project.
June 13, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced nearly $5.4 million in recovery funds to St. Bernard Parish, covering costs for the replacements of Katrina-damaged water meters.

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