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

November 21, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Disaster assistance may be available to Louisiana farmers who have suffered damage or incurred losses as a result of the severe storms and flooding that began Oct. 16, 2006, according to 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).
November 20, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) continue to visit local parishes in an effort to reach out to residents in disaster-declared parishes, 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).
November 17, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Seven more Louisiana parishes have been added to the list of those eligible for disaster assistance from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Individual Assistance for Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis, St. Helena and St. Landry parishes has been made available to help homeowners, renters and business owners recover from the effects of severe storms and flooding which began October 16, 2006.
November 16, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Residents are continuing to recover one month after severe storms and flooding damaged homes and businesses across Louisiana, 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).
November 15, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- In an effort to reach out to residents in disaster-declared parishes, two mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will visit Caldwell, LaSalle, Morehouse and Winn parishes the week of November 19, 2006, 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).
November 14, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Residents who are unemployed as a result of the recent severe storms and flooding may be eligible for federal disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) benefits, state and federal officials said today. “The DUA program, which is administered by the state, extends coverage to self-employed people, farm workers and others who have lost employment as a direct result of the disaster,” said Tom Kirkpatrick, state coordinating officer. “The program is specifically designed to assist those who are otherwise ineligible for Louisiana state unemployment benefits.”

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