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

October 16, 2008
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Ten additional parishes ? Concordia, East Carroll, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, West Carroll and Winn ? have been made eligible for federal disaster assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday.
October 16, 2008
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Monday, October 20 in Winnsboro and another in Grand Lake to assist residents who had damage or losses from hurricanes Gustav and Ike, according to Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials. Disaster Recovery Center location and hours of operation:
October 16, 2008
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Friday, Oct. 17 in Franklin to assist residents who had damage or losses from hurricanes Gustav and Ike, according to Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials. Disaster Recovery Center location and hours of operation:
October 13, 2008
News Release
New Orleans, Louisiana -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's transitional sheltering initiative for applicants displaced by Hurricane Ike, originally scheduled to end Oct. 14, has been extended. Applicants who have been determined eligible for FEMA housing assistance under the Individuals and Households Program or have not yet received a FEMA inspection of their damaged home have been extended until Tuesday, Oct. 28. FEMA may authorize extended stays beyond Oct. 28 as needed and will notify those applicants individually.
October 11, 2008
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Denham Springs and Algiers will close on Tuesday, Oct. 14 and the Amelia DRC will close on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008. The mission of servicing individuals seeking disaster assistance from FEMA has been completed and staff will now locate to areas still in need of help. The locations until closing can be found below: Livingston Parish Old State Police Camp- Class Room #2 11845 Buddy Ellis Rd. Denham Springs, LA? 70726
October 11, 2008
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The State of Louisiana and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced that the mission assignment to the U.S. Air Force to conduct aerial spraying for mosquito abatement is now complete. Spraying was conducted in Louisiana coastal parishes affected by the Hurricane Ike storm surge as determined by the FEMA disaster declaration. The U.S. Air Force Reserve, which sprayed nearly three quarters of a million acres (772,000), began its mission on Sunday, Sept. 21 and completed it approximately two weeks later on Monday, Oct. 6.

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