ALEXANDRIA, La. -- As Louisiana residents continue to rebuild from the devastating storms in October and November of last year, they should utilize the resources provided through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), including flood maps, 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 (GOHSEP).
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- History can be a great teacher. Louisiana citizens can prepare for future flooding with attention to a personal evacuation route and communication plan. "Learn flood-warning signs and your community's alert signals,"said Lee Champagne, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) federal coordinating officer. Individuals living in flash-flood areas should have several alternative routes.
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Inspecting utilities in damaged homes is important as Louisiana citizens recover from flooding.
Individual Assistance - Dollars ApprovedIndividual Assistance Definitions
Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.
Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.
Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.
|Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved:||Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved*||Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved*||Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*|
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
|Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated*||Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated*||Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*|
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- Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
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- National Flood Insurance Program