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 11, 2006
News Release
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.
December 7, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Residents may be eligible for federal disaster assistance even if they have received assistance in the past. Over the past few years many Louisiana residents have applied for and received disaster assistance. This past assistance will not disqualify applicants from receiving assistance for other disasters.
December 6, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Victims of the severe storms and flooding that began on Oct. 16 who receive a loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) should take the time to fill it out, urge disaster recovery officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), SBA and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).
December 4, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- In an effort to reach out to residents in Allen Parish, a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will visit the parish on Dec. 11, said 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). The MDRC will be located at the fire station at 808 2nd Ave. in Kinder on Monday, Dec. 11 and Tuesday, Dec. 12. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 4, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA , La. -- In an effort to reach out to residents in St. Landry Parish, a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will return to the parish on Dec. 7, said 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). The MDRC will be stationed at the St. Landry - Evangeline United Way Disaster Relief Center at 1307 W. Landry St. in Opelousas Thursday, Dec. 7 through Saturday, Dec. 9. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 4, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- The emotional consequences of disasters, such as the severe storms and flooding that began Oct. 16, can be far-reaching and long lasting. Stress can surface in many forms and it often appears weeks or months after the traumatic event, mental health experts say. "Dealing with problems caused by the disaster wears on people," said Neal Fudge, deputy state coordinating officer. "Keeping stress levels down as the recovery process continues is no easy task. We see more physical stress-related symptoms when people are exhausted."

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