Summary of Louisiana Disaster Assistance

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Release date: 
August 24, 2001
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Baton Rouge, LA -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Louisiana residents and business owners recover from the effects of Tropical Storm Allison from June 5-22. The following is a summary of ongoing recovery efforts for the period ending August 24, 2001.

  • 89,292 individuals who may have suffered damages from Tropical Storm Allison registered for assistance through FEMA's toll-free registration line.

  • $34,224,812 has been approved in grants for temporary housing needs, including minor home repairs.

  • $43,512,216 has been approved by the Individual and Family Grant program for serious needs and necessary expenses not covered by other programs.

  • $22,322,000 has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster loans.

  • 96.2 percent of inspections for the current registrations have been completed. There are 111 inspectors in the field. Inspection turnaround time is averaging 3.5 days.

  • 139 communities and state agencies have applied for Public Assistance.

  • $8,706,053 has been obligated under the Public Assistance Program.

Important Telephone Numbers:

TTY: 1-800-462-7585
Phone lines are operational from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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