Louisiana Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1685)

Incident period: February 12, 2007 to February 13, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 23, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 26, 2007
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will close the Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) located at the St. Martin Parish Fire Training Center, 1035 Ruth Bridge Hwy, on Thursday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m. To date, SBA has approved more than $3.6 million in low interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damage as a result of the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred Feb. 12 and 13 in Jefferson, Orleans and St. Martin parishes.
March 22, 2007
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at 1200 Avenue D in Westwego is scheduled to close on Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m.  Over the past three weeks the center provided homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the severe storms and tornadoes of Feb. 12 and 13 with valuable recovery information from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
March 19, 2007
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Homeowners and renters who have applied for assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred Feb. 12 and 13 will hear soon from damage inspectors. 
March 15, 2007
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The three remaining Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) opened to assist Louisiana residents and business owners affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred Feb. 12 and 13, will be closed on Sundays beginning March 18, said officials from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The following DRCs are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
March 14, 2007
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Small business owners that prepare in advance for disasters have a greater chance of returning to pre-disaster operating levels. “Prepared businesses are able to recover faster and with less financial loss than those that are not disaster-ready,” said Lee Champagne, federal coordinating officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Here are a few things to remember when creating an emergency plan for your business from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance (SBA).
March 13, 2007
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The recent severe storms and tornadoes that have occurred regionally should serve as a reminder to Louisiana residents that each household needs to have a disaster preparedness plan, said officials at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). GOHSEP and FEMA urge everyone to have disaster supplies ready, including:

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