Louisiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1863)
Incident period: October 29, 2009 to November 3, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 10, 2009
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
February 4, 2010
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. That’s one important reason to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). And Louisianians are getting the message; nearly 12,000 claims were made in 2008 and more than $426 million was paid out. This puts Louisiana second on the list of the top 10 states for NFIP payouts in 2008.
January 27, 2010
SHREVEPORT, La. -- For state, parish and local governments recovering from the late October and early November Louisiana floods, repairing public buildings, damaged roads, and infrastructure by reducing or mitigating the impact of future flood events makes sense.
January 20, 2010
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Public Assistance Coordinators (PACs) with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) play an important role in making life easier for state and local governments that are applying for disaster assistance. They are the conduit for the applicant and FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.
January 14, 2010
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Certain private nonprofit (PNP) groups in the disaster-designated parishes that experienced damages from the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that occurred from Oct. 29 to Nov. 3, 2009, may be eligible for Public Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). That includes eligible PNPs in the parishes of Beauregard, Bossier, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, De Soto, Franklin, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Union, and Webster.
January 12, 2010
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Typically, when disaster strikes, the first reaction by those directly affected is to address personal and family safety issues, followed by concern with material losses. And fortunately, there are recovery mechanisms in place ready to respond to a community's urgent needs.
December 10, 2009
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Louisiana. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: