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. -- 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
BATON ROUGE, La. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that their Operation Blue Roof program, established in response to Hurricane Gustav, has been completed. During the course of the program, the Corps installed a total of approximately 10,500 Blue Roofs. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had given the mission assignment to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide temporary roof covering for qualified homes damaged by Hurricane Gustav. In response, the Corps activated Operation Blue Roof.
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. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reaching out to Louisiana landlords to register their available rental units to help link families displaced by the recent hurricanes with homes. FEMA encourages landlords with available rental property to call the FEMA Louisiana Rental Resources Department at 1-888-294-2822. FEMA representatives are available seven days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight to assist callers with listing their available rentals or with locating affordable rentals near school or work.

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