Louisiana Hurricane Ike (DR-1792)
Incident period: September 11, 2008 to November 7, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 13, 2008
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
March 13, 2012
NEW ORLEANS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced more than $1 million in funding to the state of Louisiana to improve the Golden Meadow floodwall in Lafourche Parish.
February 18, 2011
Louisiana State Request for Housing Extension Granted for Gustav/ Ike Survivors through September 2011
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- As per the State of Louisiana request, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Federal Emergency Management Agency granted and announced today an additional six months extension to the Disaster Housing Assistance Program-Ike (DHAP-Ike and Gustav), giving families in Louisiana who were displaced by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav through September 30, 2011 to transition to permanent housing solutions.
January 20, 2011
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced more than $1.4 million in additional public assistance funding to Terrebonne Parish for repairs to Island Road. Island Road serves as the only roadway within Terrebonne connecting Isle de Jean Charles, a Native American community, to mainland Louisiana. The asphalt road, measuring 2.6 miles long and 20 feet wide, was heavily damaged during Hurricane Ike after being battered by strong waves and an eight-foot storm surge.
October 13, 2010
HUD, FEMA Extend Disaster Housing Assistance Program For Louisiana And Texas Gustav/ Ike Survivors Until March 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate announced today an additional extension to the Disaster Housing Assistance Program-Ike (DHAP-Ike), giving families in Texas and Louisiana who were displaced by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav until March 31, 2011 to transition to permanent housing solutions.
September 1, 2010
NEW ORLEANS,La. -- It has now been two years since hurricanes Gustav and Ike wreaked havoc on Louisiana. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Louisiana continue to work together closely to help residents, local governments and nonprofits, all of which are well on their way to recovery.
July 6, 2010
DENTON, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced today that the Governor’s request for an extension of the temporary housing unit (THU) program has been granted for eligible Hurricane Ike survivors. The program, previously extended to July 9, 2010, will now end January 7, 2011.