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 11, 2008
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Whalen Bertrand has seen quite a few hurricanes in his 68 years. Living in coastal Louisiana, in the town of Pecan Island, he's been through hurricanes Audrey, Rita and most recently Ike. Hurricanes have come and gone, but Bertrand's home has literally weathered the storm. Built in the late eighties, he made the decision to elevate his home to mitigate potential loss from future disasters. Today, his home is a mitigation success story.
October 11, 2008
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Whalen Bertrand has seen quite a few hurricanes in his 68 years. Living in coastal Louisiana, in the town of Pecan Island, he's been through hurricanes Audrey, Rita and most recently Ike. Hurricanes have come and gone, but Bertrand's home has literally weathered the storm. Built in the late eighties, he made the decision to elevate his home to mitigate potential loss from future disasters. Today, his home is a mitigation success story.
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
September 29, 2008
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Monday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. in Lake Charles 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:
September 29, 2008
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will open today in Clinton, Rayne and Winnsboro 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. Below you will find the locations and hours of operation of the Disaster Recovery Centers:
September 27, 2008
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Don't let the word "business" in the name U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) fool you. If you are a homeowner or renter, the SBA is your primary source of federal funds for long-term recovery. The SBA's low-interest disaster loans of up to $200,000 can help qualified homeowners repair or replace damaged real estate. In addition, renters and homeowners may get up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged personal property. In both cases, these SBA loans are only for damages not covered by your insurance.

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