Florida Hurricane Wilma (DR-1609)

Incident period: October 23, 2005 to November 18, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 24, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.
December 14, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) recently announced $10.4 million in additional federal aid to Plaquemines Parish for Katrina-related damages at the Port Sulphur Civic Center, Boothville Community Center, Diamond Community Center and Davant Community Center.
August 21, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Lafon Nursing Facility of the Holy Family, with the help of an additional $2.3 million federal grant, is currently rebuilding so that it can once again service New Orleans' elderly, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA).
July 23, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON PARISH, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) recently announced a $7.2 million grant to fund an elevation project that will raise 40 homes in Jefferson Parish.
July 15, 2009
News Release
ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. -- Bumps along St. Bernard's roadways are being smoothed out, after recovery partners jointly assessed several hundred miles of roadways throughout the parish to account for all Katrina-related damages.

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