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 16, 2009
Hurricanes Gustav and Ike hit the state of Louisiana in September 2008. Since that time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its state and federal partners have worked together to help those affected by the storms recover. Here is an update on the services and assistance they have provided since the hurricanes struck. Unless otherwise noted, all data is as of close of business March 11, 2009. 70,247 households were eligible for FEMA assistance following Hurricane Gustav.
November 26, 2008
CAMERON PARISH, La. -- After Hurricane Rita, the Johnson Bayou Multi-Purpose Building was rebuilt significantly higher off the ground than before. The result was that it survived Hurricane Ike unscathed and was able to serve as a base camp for first responders to conduct essential response work during the storm's aftermath.
November 24, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) across Louisiana will close on Thursday, Nov. 27 and reopen Friday, Nov. 28. The list below contains the locations of all of the DRCs open for the week of Nov. 24, 2008. Disaster Recovery Center location and hours of operation: Assumption ParishNapoleonville Community Ctr. 4770 Hwy. Napoleonville, LA 70390
November 14, 2008
FEMA Flood Mitigation Personnel To Provide Important Floodproofing & Elevation Information To Residents This Weekend
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Senior Engineer for Building Science and Rick Reduction John Ingargiola and Floodplain Expert Wayne Berggren are hitting the streets this weekend to update residents on the technical guidelines and importance of elevating homes and flood proofing commercial structures.
November 12, 2008
Disaster Recovery Centers In Plaquemine And Franklin Convert To Disaster Loan Outreach Centers; Rayville DRC Closes
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Upon completing its mission of servicing individuals seeking disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the agency will close its Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Plaquemine and Franklin on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008 and will convert them to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008. Iberville Parish Iberville Parish Library 24605 J. Gerald Berret Blvd. Plaquemine, LA 70764
November 5, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- There is still time to register for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individuals and Households Program. At the request of the state, the deadlines to register for assistance were extended to Dec. 3, 2008 for Hurricane Gustav and Dec. 11, 2008 for Hurricane Ike. Aid for eligible applicants may come in the form of temporary rental assistance or hotel stays and grants or loans to repair or replace damaged property and belongings. The Federal assistance program will not cover all losses, but is designed to help people return to livable housing.