News Releases for Louisiana Hurricane Gustav (DR-1786)

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Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 00:00
BATON ROUGE, La. - Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) opened today in Assumption, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson and Orleans parishes for residents and business owners who were affected by hurricanes...
Friday, September 19, 2008 - 00:00
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Louisiana Transitional Recovery Office (LATRO) has resumed normal recovery operations for hurricanes Katrina and Rita and will...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 00:00
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The doors are open at two more Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) today for residents and business owners who were affected by Hurricanes Gustav or Ike, making the total 11. Federal...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 00:00
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Louisiana Transitional Recovery Office (LATRO), the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) and the Governor's Office of Homeland...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 00:00
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that 25 Louisiana parishes affected by Hurricane Gustav are now eligible for additional funds under FEMA's "Public...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 00:00
SEATTLE, Wash. -- National Fire Prevention Week 2008 will be observed from October 5-11, and this year's theme is "Prevent Home Fires." According to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Acting...
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 00:00
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Residents and business owners in St. Helena Parish now may stop by the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Greensburg through Saturday, Sept. 20, to get answers to their...
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 00:00
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has already approved $20 million in disaster aid for Louisiana residents. More than 385,000 homeowners, renters and businesses...
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 00:00
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Eight Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are open ? many of them reopening following temporary closure Sept. 11 due to severe weather - to help meet the needs of Louisiana residents...
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 00:00
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Residents and business owners now may visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Iberville Parish to meet face to face with state and federal disaster representatives. The DRC is...
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 00:00
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Local, state and federal workers continue to help Louisiana residents recover from Hurricane Gustav. This partnership has helped enable agencies to remain committed to their...
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 00:00
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana residents who have been impacted by both hurricanes Gustav and Ike should register twice, once for each disaster. Due to heavy call volume, residents may find it...
Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 00:00
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The devastation caused by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike across Louisiana is the worst since the concentrated devastation from Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Communities and towns across...
Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 00:00
BATON ROUGE, La. -- All Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) throughout the state will remain closed until further notice due to severe weather predictions, state and federal disaster officials announced...
Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 00:00
BATON ROUGE, La. -- If residents purchased or rented generators in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav, they must show that it was to support a documented medical need in order to receive reimbursement...
Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 00:00
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana citizens can sign up for the Blue Roof program beginning today. The program is open to those who qualify, as follows: Have a photo ID such as driver's license or...
Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 00:00
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open today in Houma to assist residents who had damage or losses from Hurricane Gustav, according to Governor?s Office of Homeland Security...
Friday, September 5, 2008 - 00:00
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has activated procedures under its transitional sheltering initiative that allows eligible Gustav...
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 00:00
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...
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 00:00
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for Louisiana. Assistance for...

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