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

October 17, 2008
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Monday, October 20 in Dulac 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: Terrebonne Parish Grand Caillou Recreation Center ???? 106 Badou Dr. ??? Dulac, LA 70353 Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
October 16, 2008
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Friday, Oct. 17 in Franklin 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:
October 16, 2008
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Monday, October 20 in Winnsboro and another in Grand Lake 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:
October 11, 2008
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The State of Louisiana and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced that the mission assignment to the U.S. Air Force to conduct aerial spraying for mosquito abatement is now complete. Spraying was conducted in Louisiana coastal parishes affected by the Hurricane Ike storm surge as determined by the FEMA disaster declaration. The U.S. Air Force Reserve, which sprayed nearly three quarters of a million acres (772,000), began its mission on Sunday, Sept. 21 and completed it approximately two weeks later on Monday, Oct. 6.
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:

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