Summary Of Louisiana Disaster Assistance

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Release date: 
September 14, 2001
Release Number: 
1380-57

Baton Rouge, LA -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Louisiana residents and business owners recover from damages received from Tropical Storm Allison, June 5 through 22. The following is a summary of ongoing recovery efforts for the period ending September 13, 2001.

  • NOTE: The deadline to apply for disaster assistance programs is Friday, September 21.
  • 97,900 individuals who may have suffered damages from Tropical Storm Allison have registered for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free registration line.
  • $37,736,439 has been approved in grants for temporary housing needs, including minor home repairs.
  • $49,426,476 has been approved by the Individual and Family Grant program for serious needs and necessary expenses not covered by other programs.
  • $25,349,000 has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster loans.
  • 99 percent of inspections for the current registrations have been completed. There are 46 inspectors in the field. Inspection turnaround time is averaging 3.25 days.
  • 139 eligible communities and state agencies have applied for Public Assistance.
  • $8,706,053 has been obligated under the Public Assistance Program.

To apply for assistance call FEMA:

TOLL-FREE REGISTRATION 1-800-462-9029

TTY 1-800-462-7585

Phone lines are operational from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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