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

July 14, 2010
News Release
JEFFERSON PARISH, La. -- Come Monday morning, residents throughout Gretna may notice recovery work in progress as street and sidewalk repairs, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), begin throughout the city. In total, repairs will be made to approximately 75 different Gretna locations, benefiting community members in various neighborhoods as travel ways are made smoother for commutes in and around the city.
May 20, 2010
News Release
TANGIPAHOA PARISH, La. -- Tangipahoa 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 July 22, 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. 
March 11, 2010
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) announced today an additional $10.9 million in federal aid for Katrina-related recovery efforts at three fire stations across Southeast Louisiana. The recent funding has been obligated toward the replacement of three fire stations: St. Bernard Fire Station #6, Plaquemines Boothville-Venice Firehouse and Plaquemines Port Sulphur Fire Station. All three fire stations are eligible for FEMA funding as replacement projects because of the extent of their storm-related damages.
January 12, 2010
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) announced an additional $17.3 million in federal aid to Holy Cross School for the building of its new facility. FEMA has obligated four new public assistance grants to the middle and high school. The $17.3 million will actualize final project costs at the school’s Central Services Building, Lee Hall Middle School Building, Administration Building and Moreau Hall High School Building.
December 29, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) recently announced more than $10.8 million in public assistance funding to the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) for Katrina-related damages at two of its New Orleans facilities. Of the recent funding, nearly $9.2 million was provided as a consolidated grant for the RTA’s Desire Parkway facility. This funding combines more than 20 grants into one, enabling the RTA to more quickly access recovery funds.
December 16, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Today, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate swore in Tony Russell as the new regional administrator of FEMA Region VI at the regional headquarters in Denton, Texas.

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