Louisiana Hurricane Isaac (DR-4080)

Periodo del incidente: 26 agosto, 2012 al 10 septiembre, 2012
Declaración de Desastre Mayor declarado el 29 agosto, 2012

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Video: One Parish, One Future: Building Back Better and Stronger

 

Video Documentary Highlights Long-Term Recovery Effort in St. John Parish

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).

The 12-minute video, “One Parish, One Future, Building Back Better and Stronger,” documents the hurricane’s destruction and the enormous effort by parish leadership, its volunteer Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and hundreds of residents to develop a long-term recovery strategy and begin to realize its goals. The video is available online at www.fema.gov/disaster/4080.

“Out of disaster comes opportunity, so we have an opportunity to be better than we were before,” St. John Parish Recovery Manager Raymond Goodman says in the video. “This plan, this strategy is going to go a long way toward doing that.”

Hurricane Isaac struck Louisiana in late August 2012. A few months later the CAC launched the “Building Back Better and Stronger” initiative to help rally public support for and participation in the local effort. Over the following months, residents of all ages and walks of life contributed ideas for rebuilding — both in person at community events and through the parish’s online surveys.

The final recovery strategy outlines 50 projects in the areas of economics, housing, health and social services, infrastructure, and natural and cultural resources for the parish to pursue over the coming months and years. Several of the projects are already in the development phase and funding opportunities are being pursued.

The initiative was carried out under the National Disaster Recovery Framework, which outlines a method for all levels of government to work together to help disaster-affected communities build back stronger, smarter and safer. Key principles of the framework are local leadership and citizen empowerment.

“The video demonstrates the progress that’s possible when everyone works together toward common goals,” said Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator Wayne Rickard of FEMA. “The framework provided the structure, but St. John’s leaders and citizens have taken charge of their recovery.” 

More information on Louisiana disaster recovery is available online at www.fema.gov/disaster/4080 or www.gohsep.la.gov. FEMA is also on Twitter at twitter.com/femaregion6 and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMA.

Individual Assistance

Twenty-six parishes are designated for Individual Assistance: Allen, Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Morehouse, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.

Although the registration period has ended for individuals and households who sustained losses during Hurricane Isaac, survivors with questions or concerns may still contact FEMA online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov. Applicants may also call 1-800-621-3362 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585.  Those who use 711 Relay or Video Relay Services may call 1-800-621-3362.

Public Assistance

Fifty-five parishes are designated under the Public Assistance program at 75 percent federal funding. Eligible applicants may include state, tribal and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations.

The parishes of Ascension, Assumption, Catahoula, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Franklin, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Morehouse, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Union, Vermilion, Washington and West Feliciana for debris removal, emergency protective measures and infrastructure repairs (Categories A - G).

The parishes of Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Caldwell, Cameron, Claiborne, Concordia, East Carroll, Evangeline, Iberia, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, La Salle, Lincoln, Madison, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Richland, Tensas, West Baton Rouge and West Carroll for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A - B).

The parishes of Beauregard, Bossier and Caddo for emergency protective measures (Category B).

Federal funding is also available on a cost-share basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Actualizaciones, artículos, blogs, y comunicados de prensa

octubre 1, 2012
Comunicado de prensa
 BATON ROUGE, Louisiana. La asistencia federal por desastre está disponible a través del Programa de Subvenciones de Asistencia Pública (AP) de FEMA para ayudar a las comunidades de 55 parroquias de Louisiana a recuperarse del huracán Isaac.Bajo el programa, FEMA les proporciona asistencia financiera complementaria al estado, sus agencias y gobiernos tribales reconocidos por la administración local y federal y ciertas organizaciones privadas sin fines de lucro para cubrir sus gastos elegibles de respuesta y recuperación.
octubre 1, 2012
Comunicado de prensa
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana. Hasta el viernes permanecerá abierto el Centro de Recuperación por Desastre del Estado/FEMA en la parroquia de West Feliciana para ayudar a los propietarios de viviendas, arrendatarios y dueños de negocios que sufrieron daños no asegurados o con seguro insuficiente en sus viviendas o bienes personales como resultado del huracán Isaac.
octubre 1, 2012
Comunicado de prensa
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana. En momentos en que la respuesta de Louisiana al desastre del huracán Isaac entra en la fase de recuperación, una nueva colaboración ayudará a las comunidades a encontrar formas creativas de financiar soluciones para sus necesidades permanentes.
octubre 1, 2012
Comunicado de prensa
BATON ROUGE, La. —  Dos Centros de Recuperación por Desastre de la Agencia Federal/Estatal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) están abiertos en la parroquia de Jefferson Parish hasta el 2 de octubre para ayudar a propietarios de viviendas, inquilinos y propietarios de negocios, quienes sufrieran daños en su hogar o propiedad personal como resultado del huracán Isaac.Los centros de recuperación se encuentran ubicados en:Marrero5801 Leo Kerner Pkwy.Marrero, LA 70072Jefferson
octubre 1, 2012
Comunicado de prensa
BATON ROUGE, La. – Los sobrevivientes del huracán Isaac que recibieron una carta de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) en la que se indicaba que no son elegibles para recibir asistencia por desastre deben recordar que la carta es el inicio, y no el fin, de la comunicación con FEMA.
septiembre 22, 2012
Comunicado de prensa
 BATON ROUGE, La. — Los Centros de Recuperación por Desastre del Estado y de FEMA, actualmente abiertos en 18 distritos de Louisiana, permanecerán cerrados los domingos a partir del 23 de septiembre.Los 27 Centros de Recuperación permanecerán abiertos de lunes a sábado. Para obtener una lista de los centros abiertos en Louisiana y sus horarios de atención visite www.fema.gov/disaster/4080.

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