Louisiana Flooding (EM-3322)

Incident period: April 25, 2011 to July 7, 2011
Emergency Declaration declared on May 6, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 31, 2011
Updates
  FEMA and State of Louisiana Work in Partnership Heavy rainfall across the middle Mississippi and Ohio River valleys over the past month led to historic, and in some cases record breaking rises on both rivers. As this water moved downriver, significant rises occurred along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers through southeast and south central Louisiana. In response to this situation and Gov. Bobby Jindal’s request for assistance, President Obama issued an emergency disaster declaration on May 6 enabling FEMA to support efforts to protect life and property.
May 20, 2011
News Release
Residents who have flood insurance and are affected by the release of spillway water are eligible to file flood insurance claims. Coverage includes both natural and man-made events. The National Flood Insurance Program defines covered flooding as a general and temporary condition during which the surface of normally dry land is partially or completely inundated from any source (including levees). Two or more properties or two or more acres must be affected. Homeowners insurance will not cover this loss. For additional information, call the NFIP Hotline at 1-800-427-4661.
May 18, 2011
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- East Feliciana, Franklin, Lafourche and Richland parishes have been added to the original 22 parishes receiving federal funding to reimburse necessary emergency protective measures for potential flooding under President Obama’s emergency disaster declaration issued on May 6.
May 15, 2011
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La.  In addition to direct Federal assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has made 75 percent funding available to the state of Louisiana for necessary emergency protective measures for potential flooding under President Obama’s emergency disaster declaration issued on Friday, May 6, 2011. 
May 12, 2011
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency urges residents to prepare for possible flooding by making a plan and keeping your flood insurance documents safe.
May 9, 2011
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has made funding available to the state of Louisiana for necessary emergency protective measures for potential flooding under President Obama’s emergency disaster declaration issued on Friday, May 6, 2011. 

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