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 26, 2010
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today more than $21.8 million for 12 recovery projects in Louisiana. These federal dollars include the funding for the reconstruction, repair or content replacement for damages associated with hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
October 21, 2010
News Release
ACADIA PARISH, La. -- Acadia 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 November 26, 2010. The latest flood hazard maps, known as Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMS), delineate new flood-risk zones and serve as an integral part of the National Flood Insurance Plan (NFIP), 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. 
October 20, 2010
News Release
ST. MARTIN PARISH, La. -- St. Martin 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 November 4, 2010. The latest flood hazard maps, known as Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMS), delineate new flood-risk zones and serve as an integral part of the National Flood Insurance Plan (NFIP), 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. 
September 29, 2010
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today more than $14.4 million in additional federal aid to St. Bernard Parish for Katrina-related damages.  The following recovery projects in St. Bernard Parish are the recipients of these recently obligated federal dollars:
September 24, 2010
News Release
SLIDELL, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness recently announced more than $6.7 million in mitigation funding for the City of Slidell’s storm water drainage project and to improve pump stations. The improved drainage and pump systems will better protect Slidell residential and business structures from flooding.
September 23, 2010
News Release
HAHNVILLE, La. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness recently announced more than $15.4 million for hazard mitigation projects within St. Charles Parish. These improvements will increase culvert capacity and allow pumps to operate at optimal capacity.

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