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

May 23, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently approved the Louisiana Office of Facility Planning and Control’s consolidated project request to utilize approximately $380,250 in FEMA funding to construct a new Marsh Island Refuge Headquarters facility.  
April 14, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. ?-- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced approximately $400,000 to the New Orleans Health Corporation for contents damaged during Hurricane Katrina at two of its clinic locations on Florida Avenue and Caffin Avenue where the nonprofit corporation leased space prior to the storm.
March 14, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced new funding to Vernon Parish totaling $122,739 for additional work necessary to help restore the community's Museum of West Louisiana.
February 15, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced eight additional Katrina-related grants totaling more than $30.1 million in recovery funding that will directly benefit various public projects throughout New Orleans.
February 1, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness today announced finalization of an agreement to help shepherd forward mitigation projects and speed recovery for Louisiana residents. The Louisiana State-Specific Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Secondary Programmatic Agreement was developed to streamline review and compliance of as many as 15,000 federally-funded mitigation projects in the state, including many for historical properties.
January 27, 2011
News Release
ALLEN PARISH, La. -- Allen Parish property owners without flood insurance are encouraged to buy coverage now to get the best possible premiums before new flood insurance rate maps go into effect on March 17, 2011. The latest flood hazard maps, known as Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps delineate new flood-risk zones and serve as an integral part of the National Flood Insurance Plan, which plays a key role in defense against flood losses. Property owners need to know that this could mean a change in their floodplain status.?

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