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Recovery Update For October 6, 2002

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October 6, 2002
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Baton Rouge, LA -- State, Federal, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Louisiana residents recover from the recent flooding. Following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts for tropical storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili as of noon, Sunday, October 6, 2002. The Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness (LOEP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will update this information on a daily basis from their Joint Information Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  • Damage assessment teams remain in the field to review those affected by tropical storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili.

  • Emergency needs also are being assessed.

  • Locations for future DRCs are being evaluated, inspected and staffed.

  • Registrations for assistance through FEMA's toll-free registration line for tropical storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili total 35,252 and include the following:
    • Acadia Parish, 227
    • Ascension Parish, 98
    • Assumption Parish, 126
    • Avoyelles Parish, 15
    • Beauregard, 2
    • Calcasieu Parish, 5
    • Cameron Parish, 2
    • Evangeline Parish, 55
    • Iberia Parish, 1,244
    • Iberville Parish, 63
    • Jefferson Parish, 4,207
    • Jefferson Davis Parish, 24
    • Lafayette Parish, 717
    • Lafourche Parish 283
    • Livingston Parish, 111
    • Orleans Parish, 19,988
    • Plaquemines Parish, 235
    • St.Bernard Parish, 847
    • St. Charles Parish, 516
    • St. James Parish, 65
    • St. John The Baptist Parish, 519
    • St. Landry Parish, 236
    • St. Martin Parish, 400
    • St. Mary Parish, 553
    • St. Tammany Parish, 1,407
    • Tangipahoa Parish, 929
    • Terrebonne Parish, 1,807
    • Vermilion Parish, 579

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration has received 5,234 home referrals and 1,194 business referrals as a result of registrations.
  • A total of $3 million for housing assistance has been approved. Housing assistance may include lodging expense reimbursement, emergency minimal repair assistance, temporary rental assistance, and mortgage and rental assistance.

  • There have been 7,032 home inspections done and returned to FEMA.

  • As of today, three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are open in Slidell, Houma and New Orleans. The DRC in St. Bernard will open tomorrow, Monday. Other DRCs will be opened in affected parishes. DRCs are designed to provide applicants with an opportunity to discuss their needs with personnel from state, federal and voluntary organizations who can answer questions and provide recovery information about various programs available to individuals and business owners.
Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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