President Declares Disaster for Louisiana

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Release date: 
October 28, 2011
Release Number: 
HQ-11-207

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Tropical Storm Lee during the period of September 1-5, 2011.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Tropical Storm Lee in the parishes of East Feliciana, Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, Terrebonne, and West Feliciana. 

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

William J. Doran, III, has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Doran said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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