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 16, 2008
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Residents and business owners in St. Helena Parish now may stop by the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Greensburg through Saturday, Sept. 20, to get answers to their disaster assistance questions and check on the status of their applications. Customer service representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the state and other agencies staff the center, which is located at 247 Industrial Park Road, Greensburg, La. 70441.
September 16, 2008
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has already approved $20 million in disaster aid for Louisiana residents. More than 385,000 homeowners, renters and businesses registered with FEMA because of hurricanes Gustav and Ike. If you were a victim of either storm, FEMA urges you to register soon, online if possible. Those who were impacted by both storms will need to register twice, once for each storm.
September 15, 2008
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana residents who have been impacted by both hurricanes Gustav and Ike should register twice, once for each disaster.
September 15, 2008
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Local, state and federal workers continue to help Louisiana residents recover from Hurricane Gustav. This partnership has helped enable agencies to remain committed to their missions following Gustav and respond to Hurricane Ike as well. As of Sept. 14, more than 358,966 residents have registered for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance as a result of Hurricane Gustav and 7,460 as a result of Hurricane Ike. So far, FEMA officials have approved more than $19.4 million to help individuals and households recover from Hurricane Gustav.
September 14, 2008
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Four southeastern Louisiana parishes were added to the federal major disaster in Louisiana for Hurricane Ike (DR-1792), according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The parishes added are Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines and Terrebonne. There are now 14 Louisiana parishes eligible for federal funding. The other parishes, which were declared federal major disaster areas on Saturday, are Acadia, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Sabine, St. Mary, Vermilion and Vernon.
September 13, 2008
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state of Louisiana to help people and communities recover from the area affected by Hurricane Ike beginning on September 11, 2008, and continuing.

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