Louisiana Hurricane Gustav (DR-1786)
Incident period: September 1, 2008 to September 11, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 2, 2008
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
March 13, 2012
NEW ORLEANS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced more than $1 million in funding to the state of Louisiana to improve the Golden Meadow floodwall in Lafourche Parish.
November 21, 2011
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently provided approximately $3.4 million in funding to the Louisiana Office of Facility Planning and Control for Gustav-related repairs at the University of New Orleans Earl K. Long Library.
September 1, 2011
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Three years after hurricanes Gustav and Ike first affected Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to work closely with the state of Louisiana, providing approximately $1.2 billion across the agency's three program areas to help residents, local governments and nonprofits recover.
June 22, 2011
NEW ORLEANS -- In support of mitigation measures following Hurricane Gustav, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today nearly $7.9 million for the elevation of 45 homes in Terrebonne Parish. These properties have sustained multiple flood losses and received numerous claims through the National Flood Insurance Program and/or have been declared substantially damaged during Hurricane Gustav.
May 6, 2011
NEW ORLEANS – In support of mitigation measures following Hurricane Gustav, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today nearly $7 million for the elevation of 43 homes in Terrebonne Parish. "This funding will help assist residents wishing to better protect their homes against future flooding," said FEMA's Louisiana Recovery Office Deputy Director of Programs Andre Cadogan. "Home elevations such as these are just one of several smart mitigation measures supported by our Hazard Mitigation Grant Program."
May 3, 2011
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced approximately $318,000 in hazard mitigation funding to better enable Vermilion Parish’s Office Complex, Cecil Picard Elementary School and Gueydan Community Center to withstand future hurricane force winds.