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 16, 2006
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- High ground does not guarantee that you are safe from floodwaters. But it does mean that you may be eligible for a low-cost Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The special policy was created to answer two major insurance needs: flood damage is not covered under most homeowner's policies and; during the past 25 years, the NFIP has paid one-quarter of its claims to cover flood losses to homes located in moderate to minimal flood risk zones.
December 15, 2006
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Flood-stricken Louisiana citizens living in high-risk flood areas, also known as special flood hazard areas, who had the foresight to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) may be eligible for increased financial assistance to help cover the cost of elevating, demolishing or relocating their homes or businesses out of the floodplain.
December 14, 2006
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Louisiana citizens took great care to limit legal gambling to a few very specific locations a few years ago. But every year, hundreds of thousands of residents throughout the state are taking a much more costly bet that they won’t be hit by floods. It’s a poor wager that many of them are going to lose according to state and federal recovery officials overseeing recovery operations following the severe storms that began Oct. 16.
December 13, 2006
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- The figures are remarkable. In the last quarter-century, more than 371,026 Louisiana citizens with flood insurance have received more than $15 billion in loss payments. In the last fiscal year alone, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) compensated 188,378 state homeowners and renters to the tune of more than $13 billion. And now, water-logged state residents with and without flood insurance are faced with an enormous new set of rebuilding and repairing costs after the severe storms that began Oct. 16.
December 12, 2006
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Louisiana residents living in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Franklin, Grant, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Richland, Sabine, St. Helena, St. Landry, Vernon and Winn parishes who were affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred between Oct. 16 and Nov. 8 may be eligible for Individual Assistance from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To be considered for such assistance, residents must first apply with FEMA.
December 11, 2006
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Louisiana residents and business owners in the 17 disaster-declared parishes who sustained damage during the severe storms and flooding that occurred Oct. 16 through Nov. 8 have only three 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.