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December 21, 2012
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. — Holidays can bring great joy — and great stress — for everyone, from toddlers to seniors. But for families disrupted by Hurricane Isaac, this year’s holiday season may bring added anxiety for children if they lost their homes, pets or treasured possessions.While the support of their families can help many children work through their fears and sense of loss, the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) remind parents and other caregivers that free crisis counseling is available now and well into next year.
December 21, 2012
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lafourche Parish will receive a $1.1 million federal grant to help reimburse its costs for cleaning up debris from public rights of way following Hurricane Isaac, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced.The FEMA grant, totaling $1,144,692, is obligated to the parish for its work in removing and disposing of more than 107,000 cubic yards of vegetative and other debris cause by high winds and flooding during the storm.
December 21, 2012
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. – A $1.1 million federal grant has been awarded to St. Tammany Parish to help with costs for removing debris created by Hurricane Isaac’s high winds and flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced.The FEMA grant, totaling $1,127,286, is obligated to the parish to help defray the cost of removing and disposing of hazardous trees as well as vegetative and other debris from public rights of way, and private and public improved properties in the parish.
December 20, 2012
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. – Plaquemines Parish will receive a $4.6 million federal grant to help reimburse expenses it incurred while protecting residents during the Hurricane Isaac disaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced.The grant, totaling $4,672,444, helps reimburse the parish for equipment, labor and contracted work associated with pumping efforts during the hurricane-related flood event.
December 6, 2012
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. – As Louisianians continue to recover from Hurricane Isaac, some of their needs may go beyond the scope of assistance from the state or the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). That’s when community-based long-term recovery groups can help, providing what hurricane survivors most often need: money, materials and manpower.
November 28, 2012
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. – Two grants totaling $3.2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will help St. John Parish schools recover from Hurricane Isaac, FEMA has announced.After the late August storm’s flooding severely damaged most of the buildings at the East St. John High School campus in Reserve, the district relocated most students to temporary classrooms at the nearby Leon Godchaux Academy campus.
November 28, 2012
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. — More than $530,000 in additional disaster assistance is getting to Hurricane Isaac survivors as the result of an initiative launched by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Louisiana. Under the initiative, 3,904 storm survivors are getting follow-up phone calls and even some home visits from a team of FEMA outreach liaisons. They are helping applicants with the appeal process, explaining letters they may have received from FEMA and assisting applicants with gathering the documentation needed for their claims.
November 26, 2012
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. – Nov. 29 marks a milestone for Louisiana’s Hurricane Isaac recovery: it’s the registration deadline for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained storm damage, and the closing date for the state’s remaining two Disaster Recovery Centers.   The two State/FEMA centers are located at 2654 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte, LA 70067 in Jefferson Parish, and 1931 W Airline Hwy, La Place, LA 70068 in St. John Parish. Hours for both centers are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
November 21, 2012
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana property owners with flood insurance policies whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have an additional 60 days to file claims for their flood-related losses. This means policyholders have until late January 2013 to file.
November 20, 2012
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. – Nearly three months since the Aug. 29 federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana, more than $365 million in state and federal disaster assistance has been approved for the state. Disaster assistance for survivors in St. John Parish now totals $76,333,667.St. John Parish by the NumbersNumber of survivors who registered for assistance with FEMA: 12,617Amount of Housing Assistance approved: $22,877,141

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