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 13, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Louisiana residents who suffered losses from the recent severe storms and flooding and continue to have unmet needs may seek help through a number of volunteer groups coordinated by a long-term recovery committee. "We would like to encourage Louisiana residents to take advantage of our "211 Program" when looking for additional assistance," said Neal Fudge, deputy state coordinating officer. "It is a valuable resource as it unites those who want to help with those who most need assistance."
November 11, 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 Franklin, Grant, LaSalle, Richland and Vernon parishes the week of November 12, 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 10, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Public Assistance (PA) Applicant Briefings for local governments and certain Non-Profit organizations that suffered damages from recent storm damage in 12 parishes are scheduled for November 14, 15 and 16, 2006.
November 9, 2006
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Two federal/state Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRC) will open today (Nov. 9) in Rayville and Leesville. The hours for Rayville are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., today through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Rayville will open again on Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Leesville MDRC will operate Thursday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The centers will provide information and assistance to individuals, households and businesses who sustained damages due to heavy rains and flooding between October 16, and November 8, 2006. 
November 3, 2006
News Release
Denton, Texas -- A toll-free application telephone number and on-line registration are now operational for residents in Caldwell, Franklin, Grant, LaSalle, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Richland, Sabine, Vernon and Winn parishes who suffered property damage or losses from severe storms and flooding beginning on October 16, 2006 and continuing. In response to a request from Governor Blanco, President Bush signed a major disaster declaration designating these parishes eligible for federal aid to help meet the recovery needs of stricken residents and business owners.
November 2, 2006
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state of Louisiana to help people and communities recover from the effects of severe storms and flooding beginning on October 16, 2006, and continuing.

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