Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1668)

Incident period: October 16, 2006 to November 8, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 2, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 20, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can provide a helping hand to communities, parish and state agencies, and some private nonprofit organizations that were damaged by the severe storms and flooding that occurred in Louisiana between Oct. 16 and Nov.8.  Disasters threaten more than homes. Bridges can be damaged or destroyed along with highways, public buildings, parks and water treatment plants. Tons of debris can accumulate, or communications and emergency services can be disrupted.
December 19, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La -- “Public Assistance (PA) helps to strengthen communities that do not have the means or resources to bounce back quickly from a natural disaster,” according to Col Thomas Kirkpatrick, state coordinating officer. “It reimburses local governments for costs they’ve had to expend because of a disaster and it allows them to plan for rebuilding with prevention in mind.”
December 18, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Public agencies and eligible private nonprofits that intend to apply for U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance grants must submit Request for Public Assistance (RPA) forms by Dec. 22. The grants are available to rebuild infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the severe storms and flooding that occurred between Oct. 16 and Nov. 8.
December 18, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Louisiana victims of the severe storms and flooding that occurred Oct. 16 through Nov. 8 have only two weeks to apply for disaster assistance, said officials of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
December 18, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Louisiana state and Federal officials will meet Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. in the parish for an Applicant's Briefing with state and local government agencies, private nonprofit organizations and institutions in the Natchitoches Parish. The purpose of the meeting will be to provide an overview of the Public Assistance Program for local governments who suffered property damage or loss by the mid-October severe storms and flooding.
December 18, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Power Center Pkwy in Lake Charles will close on Friday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. after more than 250 visits, according to officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).

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