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September 16, 2013
News Release
DENTON, Texas – Nearly $1.3 million was recently awarded to the state of Louisiana by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for repairs to the interior of the East St. John High School Main Building in St. John Parish. Hurricane Isaac flooded the school with eight inches of water, damaging flooring, drywall and baseboards, as well as the electrical and alarm systems. The building’s air conditioning units were also damaged by the flooding, causing temperatures and humidity levels to rise inside the school, allowing for significant mold growth.
September 11, 2013
Disaster Federal Register Notice
September 11, 2013
Disaster Federal Register Notice
August 13, 2013
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. — Nearly a year after Hurricane Isaac’s floodwaters inundated St. John the Baptist Parish, the community’s long-term rebuilding initiative, “One Parish, One Future: Building Back Better and Stronger,” is making great strides. This local effort, supported by state and federal partners under the National Disaster Recovery Framework, is the subject of a short documentary by one of the partners, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
June 24, 2013
News Release
DENTON, Texas – More than a combined total of $11.2 million was recently awarded to the state of Louisiana by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for reimbursement of emergency protective measures undertaken during Hurricane Isaac, as well as to cover storm-related repairs to a pump station in Plaquemines Parish.  The projects include:
May 14, 2013
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisianians understand all too well the importance of building communities that can withstand what Mother Nature hurls at them. As communities throughout the state plan for their future needs, they have a new way to find recovery resources. The National Disaster Recovery Support team has developed a Community Recovery Resource Guide containing Louisiana-specific information to help parishes locate funding sources and other available resources for local projects and initiatives.
May 9, 2013
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana residents who have questions about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) have a permanent helpline to call to get the most up-to-date information. The number is 1-800-427-4661 for people who need information about the NFIP or want to request loss histories on their properties. Policyholders with questions or concerns about their claims may also speak with NFIP specialists.
May 7, 2013
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office will receive a nearly $2.2  million federal grant to reimburse its efforts to protect citizens during and after Hurricane Isaac, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Tuesday. The office will receive $2,198,261 to reimburse it for expenses associated with providing emergency patrols, responding to emergency calls, closing roads, conducting search and rescue, and staffing the 911 center and Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.
May 7, 2013
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. – The St. John Parish School Board will receive two grants totaling more than $3 million to repair damages to East St. John High School caused by Hurricane Isaac, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Monday. About 8 inches of water inundated the school during the August 2012 hurricane, damaging both the cafeteria/gymnasium and the main building. The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board will receive $1,032,448 for repairs to the gymnasium/cafeteria and $2,029,913 for repairs to the main building.
April 24, 2013
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. – The St. John Parish School Board will receive a $4.6 million federal grant to repair damages to Lake Pontchartrain Elementary School caused by Hurricane Isaac, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Tuesday. More than a foot of floodwater inundated Lake Pontchartrain Elementary during the August 2012 hurricane, causing the school to close its doors for repairs. The $4,624,088 FEMA grant helps reimburse the school board for work to bring the school back to its pre-disaster design, capacity and function.

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