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
May 13, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate announced today a second extension to the Disaster Housing Assistance Program-Ike (DHAP-Ike), giving families who were displaced by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav more time to transition to long-term housing solutions. This extension increases the total length of the program to two years for eligible families.
December 23, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the Governor’s request for a 12-month extension to the Direct Assistance provided for temporary housing has been granted for eligible hurricane Ike and Gustav individuals and families. The program was originally slated to end March 2010 but has been extended until March 1, 2011.
September 1, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through partnership with the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA), recently provided more than $6.2 million to the Dixie Electric Membership Corporation for permanent work done to restore electricity throughout Livingston and West Feliciana parishes following Hurricane Gustav. This brings the total funding provided to $22.5 million to date for Dixie Electric Membership Corporation.
June 30, 2009
IBERIA PARISH, La. -- Community parks offer families a place to retreat from the busyness of everyday life and enjoy healthy, outdoor fun. When Hurricane Gustav damaged Iberia Parish parks, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) and local officials realized the parks' importance and worked together to repair the parks as quickly as possible for all to enjoy again.
June 11, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) recently announced several million dollars in reimbursement funding to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) for their activation of emergency protective measures related to Hurricane Ike.
April 6, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Government officials and representatives of nonprofit agencies learned firsthand about potential sources of funding and technical assistance to facilitate disaster recovery and emergency preparedness in Louisiana at last week's Recovery Resource Fairs.