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
September 29, 2008
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 27, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Don't let the word "business" in the name U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) fool you. If you are a homeowner or renter, the SBA is your primary source of federal funds for long-term recovery. The SBA's low-interest disaster loans of up to $200,000 can help qualified homeowners repair or replace damaged real estate. In addition, renters and homeowners may get up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged personal property. In both cases, these SBA loans are only for damages not covered by your insurance.
September 27, 2008
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.
September 25, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Michael Ricks, district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Louisiana office, announced today that the Mandeville Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at the Mandeville Public Works Department in Mandeville, will transition to an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008.
September 23, 2008
Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Visits Oberlin Through Saturday; Fixed-Site DRC Now Open in St. Mary Parish
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) opened today in Oberlin to help residents affected by recent hurricanes. This center will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. through Saturday, Sept. 27 and is located at: Allen Parish Allen Parish Center 609 Tiger Lane Oberlin, LA ?70655 Another fixed-site DRC also opened today at: ?St. Mary Parish Amelia Park 1109 Lake Palourde Bypass Road Amelia, LA 70380
September 22, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is in town with an array of ways to help eligible individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Residents in 43 parishes in Louisiana are eligible to receive Individual Assistance. What does this mean? Housing