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 16, 2009
News Release
Hurricanes Gustav and Ike hit the state of Louisiana in September 2008. Since that time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its state and federal partners have worked together to help those affected by the storms recover. Here is an update on the services and assistance they have provided since the hurricanes struck. Unless otherwise noted, all data is as of close of business March 11, 2009. 70,247 households were eligible for FEMA assistance following Hurricane Gustav.
March 16, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La.? -- In the six months since hurricanes Gustav and Ike wreaked havoc on the Louisiana coastline, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its state and local partners have been reaching out in an effort to aid those suffering from the hurricanes' devastating effects.
November 14, 2008
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Senior Engineer for Building Science and Rick Reduction John Ingargiola and Floodplain Expert Wayne Berggren are hitting the streets this weekend to update residents on the technical guidelines and importance of elevating homes and flood proofing commercial structures.
November 5, 2008
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- There is still time to register for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individuals and Households Program. At the request of the state, the deadlines to register for assistance were extended to Dec. 3, 2008 for Hurricane Gustav and Dec. 11, 2008 for Hurricane Ike. Aid for eligible applicants may come in the form of temporary rental assistance or hotel stays and grants or loans to repair or replace damaged property and belongings. The Federal assistance program will not cover all losses, but is designed to help people return to livable housing.
November 3, 2008
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in New Iberia will close on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. The DRC will reopen on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 with regular hours of operation of 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday -Saturday.? Iberia Parish Iberia Parish Fire Protection District #1 2309 Avery Island Rd. New Iberia, LA 70560
October 31, 2008
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Monday, Nov. 3 in New Iberia and remain open through Friday, Nov. 15 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:

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