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

septiembre 7, 2012
Comunicado de prensa
BATON ROUGE, La. —  El miércoles abrieron nuevos Centros de Recuperación por Desastre estatales y de FEMA (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés) en los municipios de Jefferson y St. Tammany para ayudar a los propietarios de viviendas, inquilinos y propietarios de negocios que sufrieron daños en sus hogares o propiedades personales como consecuencia del huracán Isaac.
septiembre 7, 2012
Comunicado de prensa
BATON ROUGE, La. – Ahora más residentes de Louisiana pueden solicitar asistencia federal y estatal por desastre, ya que el miércoles se agregó el municipio de Tangipahoa a la declaración de desastre para el huracán Isaac.
septiembre 7, 2012
Comunicado de prensa
BATON ROUGE, La. – Apenas una semana después de la declaración presidencial de desastre mayor del 29 de agosto por el huracán Isaac en Louisiana, se han destinado más de $10 millones en asistencia federal y estatal por desastre a los sobrevivientes del estado, comunicaron funcionarios de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés).Se aprobaron más de $8,7 millones para Asistencia para Vivienda y más de $1,5 millones para Asistencia por Otras Necesidades para los sobrevivientes del huracán en Louisiana.
septiembre 7, 2012
Comunicado de prensa
BATON ROUGE, La. — La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) ha aprobado financiación suplementaria para la remoción de escombros de propiedades privadas en el municipio de Plaquemines que fue especialmente afectado por el huracán.
septiembre 7, 2012
Comunicado de prensa
BATON ROUGE, La. — La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) ha aprobado financiación suplementaria para la remoción de escombros de propiedades privadas en el municipio de Plaquemines que fue especialmente afectado por el huracán.
septiembre 7, 2012
Comunicado de prensa
BATON ROUGE, La. —El martes abrieron Centros de recuperación por desastre (DRC) del estado/FEMA en los municipios de Jefferson y Lafourche 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.

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