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 12, 2007
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Louisiana residents who suffered losses from the Feb. 12 and 13 severe storms and tornadoes and continue to have unmet needs may seek help through a number of volunteer groups coordinated by a long-term recovery committee.
March 10, 2007
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Two weeks after severe storms and tornadoes struck Jefferson, Orleans and St. Martin parishes, the federal government approved more than $2.4 million in disaster assistance funds, announced officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). $2 million The SBA approved more than $2 million in low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and business owners.
March 9, 2007
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Federal and State disaster officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Breaux Bridge at the St. Martin Parish Fire Training Center , 1035 Ruth Bridge Highway , will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) beginning Monday, March 12. The DLOC will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice.
March 7, 2007
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Residents who are unemployed as a result of the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred Feb. 12 and 13 may be eligible for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits, state and federal officials said today.
March 6, 2007
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Local, state and federal officials strongly urge Louisiana homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damages as a result of the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred Feb. 12 and 13 to register with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regardless of registering or receiving assistance from a previous disaster.
March 5, 2007
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Homeowners, renters and business owners who were issued a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application as a result of the tornadoes and severe storms that occurred on Feb. 12 and 13, should complete and return the application as quickly as possible, SBA officials said today. Doing so will ensure that each individual and family may be considered for other types of disaster assistance after SBA makes a decision on the loan request.

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