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August 29, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La.  -- In the 12 months since hurricanes Gustav and Ike wreaked havoc on portions of south Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), working closely with the Louisiana...
Louisiana
August 24, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) announced an additional $260.3 million for projects throughout the New Orleans area,...
Louisiana
August 21, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Lafon Nursing Facility of the Holy Family, with the help of an additional $2.3 million federal grant, is currently rebuilding so that it can once again service New Orleans'...
Florida, Louisiana
August 20, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) recently announced $27.8 million in consolidated funding for St. Mary's Academy, allowing...
Louisiana
August 20, 2009
NEW ORLEANS -- Hurricane season is now in full swing and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging those residents who have not already done so, to quickly develop a family disaster...
Louisiana
August 12, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The public is invited to view newly revised Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) for Orleans Parish at an open house on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009.  The open house...
Louisiana
August 11, 2009
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Future storm damages are less likely to occur when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) join forces and provide extra funding...
Louisiana
August 3, 2009
ST. BERNARD, La. -- The public is invited to view newly revised Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) for St. Bernard Parish at an open house on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009.? The open...
Louisiana
July 23, 2009
CALCASIEU PARISH, La. -- The voluntary actions of several homeowners in Calcasieu Parish have laid the foundation for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery...
Louisiana
July 23, 2009
JEFFERSON PARISH, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) recently announced a $7.2 million grant to fund an elevation project that will raise...
Florida, Louisiana
July 21, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) announced an additional $32.9 million in federal funding to reconcile costs for work done...
Louisiana
July 15, 2009
ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. -- Bumps along St. Bernard's roadways are being smoothed out, after recovery partners jointly assessed several hundred miles of roadways throughout the parish to account for...
Florida, Louisiana
July 10, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Nearly four years after Katrina, the Robert E. Smith Branch of the New Orleans Public Library on Canal Boulevard has remained damaged and closed. In its place, a library...
Florida, Louisiana
June 30, 2009
IBERIA PARISH, La. -- Community parks offer families a place to retreat from the busyness of everyday life and enjoy healthy, outdoor fun. When Hurricane Gustav damaged Iberia Parish parks, the...
Louisiana
June 26, 2009
ERATH, La. -- While Rita-related repair work to restore Dozier Elementary School is currently underway, residents of Vermilion Parish may also notice a new addition to the school's campus. A five-...
Louisiana, Florida
June 19, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- If you are a small business owner interested in learning how to prepare a successful proposal, there is a workshop this month that may be especially helpful to you. Hosted by the...
Louisiana
June 17, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) is one step closer to fully repairing the LSU Clinical Education Building after recent federal funding results in...
Louisiana
June 12, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The public is invited to view newly revised Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) for Orleans Parish at an open house scheduled on June 17, 2009. The open house...
Louisiana
June 11, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) recently announced several million dollars in reimbursement funding to the Louisiana...
Louisiana
May 28, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced that it will provide Plaquemines Parish millions in public assistance funding as reimbursement for repair work...
Louisiana
May 27, 2009
ST. BERNARD, La. -- Fire hydrants play a crucial role in fire protection measures, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with local and state officials, is providing St....
Louisiana
May 16, 2009
NEW ORLEANS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) and the Recovery School District (RSD) announced more than $147.8 million in public assistance...
Louisiana
May 14, 2009
IBERIA PARISH, La. -- The Port of Iberia, which provides the nation with access to the Gulf of Mexico and imports and exports a wide variety of tonnage from gas and oil pipes and supplies to...
Louisiana
May 11, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- If sewerage pumps were to stop operating because of a serious flood, New Orleans' residents could be subjected to a significant number of health and safety risks. To help prevent...
Louisiana
May 7, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- To provide healthier waterways for boaters, fishers, other waterway users and wildlife, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is executing the fourth phase of waterways debris pick up in 23...
Louisiana
May 4, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- When a hurricane impacts a community, area survivors are left without food and water amid scorching temperatures and potential fires. To ensure the continuous coordination of...
Louisiana
April 27, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Office of Facility Planning and Control (FP&C) are requesting public participation and input at their upcoming...
Louisiana
April 7, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reminding applicants that the temporary housing program for families of Hurricanes Katrina...
Louisiana
April 6, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Government officials and representatives of nonprofit agencies learned firsthand about potential sources of funding and technical assistance to facilitate disaster recovery and...
Louisiana
March 24, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The recovery of St. Bernard Parish has been gaining momentum in 2009. Many visible signs of recovery include the ground breaking at Val Reiss Consolidated Park, the official...
Louisiana
March 16, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La.? -- In the six months since hurricanes Gustav and Ike wreaked havoc on the Louisiana coastline, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its state and local partners have...
Louisiana
March 16, 2009
Hurricanes Gustav and Ike hit the state of Louisiana in September 2008. Since that time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its state and federal partners have worked together to help...
Louisiana
March 13, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La.  -- To help build a resilient institution able to quickly resume academic activities after a major flood, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery...
Louisiana
March 11, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Flooding has severely and repetitively damaged about 1,700 homes in Louisiana. To continue the fight against these reoccurring events, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (...
Louisiana
March 10, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Have you ever wanted to bring your business into the world of federal contracting, but you were not sure where to begin? Now is your chance to learn at two upcoming business...
Louisiana
March 9, 2009
NEW ORLEANS – In a concerted effort to help the intellectually disabled at the Arc of Greater New Orleans sustain jobs, employees of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Transitional...
Louisiana
February 20, 2009
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. -- With the help of funding recently provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), five Plaquemines Parish water pump stations are being rebuilt to comply with...
Louisiana
February 10, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- To better serve the New Orleans community, the Louisiana State University Health Care Services Division (LSU HCSD) will install a new modular dental clinic at the Interim LSU...
Louisiana
February 6, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- In an effort to inform the public on the best available flood risk data for their parish or municipality, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released Preliminary...
Louisiana
January 30, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a Pre-Proposal Industry Day in Harahan, LA on Tuesday, February, 3, 2009. The purpose of the Industry Day is to present...
Louisiana
January 29, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Many Louisiana parishes have greatly benefitted from grant information provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which has its own funding and resource...
Louisiana
January 29, 2009
SLIDELL, La. -- The city of Slidell will receive additional federal funding for Katrina-related work to clean the city's sewage pipelines, which were inundated with debris following the storm,...
Louisiana
January 27, 2009
SLIDELL, La. -- Twenty residential structures in Slidell, La. that were substantially damaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita will be rebuilt higher than before, announced the Federal Emergency...
Louisiana
January 26, 2009
ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. -- While St. Bernard Parish's grand ballroom is completely repaired and has held community events since its reopening last August, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (...
Louisiana
January 23, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The public is invited to view newly revised Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMS) for Terrebonne Parish at an open house scheduled for Monday, Feb. 2, 2009.? The...
Louisiana
January 16, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- After reviewing the state's request to suspend the release of the Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has decided to...
Louisiana
January 16, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- ?Mount Carmel Academy will benefit from an innovative Public Assistance approach to contents for schools across Louisiana, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA...
Louisiana
January 13, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La.-- In 2009, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) remains committed to Louisiana's recovery from four hurricanes. FEMA continues to employ best practices developed in 2008,...
Louisiana
January 5, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La.?-- The public is invited to view newly revised Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMS) for Lafourche Parish at an open house scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009.?...
Louisiana
December 22, 2008
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), in a recently published report, identified shortfalls related to FEMA's recovery operations after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The audit findings...
Louisiana
December 22, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- New Orleans City Park will receive additional funding for Katrina-related repair work to the park's storm drainage system and waterlines, announced the Federal Emergency...
Louisiana
December 19, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Great strides were made in 2008 to further along Louisiana's recovery efforts from hurricanes Katrina and Rita, from $2.04 billion in additional federal funding to more than 23,...
Louisiana
December 17, 2008
CHALMETTE, La. -- Chalmette High School (CHS) will receive further federal funding to cover additional repair work to the school, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and...
Louisiana
December 8, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Residents of the Lakeview and 7th Ward neighborhoods will enjoy smoother rides to and from their homes, businesses and recreation spots with additional funding for roadway repair...
Louisiana
December 4, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Employees of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Louisiana Transitional Recovery Office (LATRO) gave back to their communities by contributing nearly $56,000 during...
Louisiana
November 28, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The public is invited to view newly revised Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMS) for St. John the Baptist Parish at an open house scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 2,...
Louisiana
November 26, 2008
CAMERON PARISH, La. -- After Hurricane Rita, the Johnson Bayou Multi-Purpose Building was rebuilt significantly higher off the ground than before. The result was that it survived Hurricane Ike...
Louisiana
November 24, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) across Louisiana will close on Thursday, Nov. 27 and reopen Friday, Nov. 28.  The list below...
Louisiana
November 14, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Senior Engineer for Building Science and Rick Reduction John Ingargiola and Floodplain Expert Wayne Berggren are hitting the streets...
Louisiana
November 13, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Gulf Coast Recovery Office, in conjunction with the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding (OFC),...
Louisiana
November 13, 2008
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. -- Plaquemines Parish plans to build four new community centers to provide residents with more recreational, community and social service activities. The funds for the new...
Louisiana
November 12, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Upon completing its mission of servicing individuals seeking disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the agency will close its Disaster Recovery...
Louisiana
November 7, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Police stations, fire stations and criminal justice facilities will benefit from recently passed legislation that allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public...
Louisiana
November 5, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- There is still time to register for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individuals and Households Program. At the request of the state, the deadlines to register for...
Louisiana
November 3, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in New Iberia will close on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. The DRC will reopen on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 with regular hours of operation...
Louisiana
October 31, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will be open Monday, Nov. 3- Friday, Nov. 7 in Opelousas and Chauvin to assist residents who had damage or losses from hurricanes Gustav and Ike,...
Louisiana
October 31, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Monday, Nov. 3 in New Iberia and remain open through Friday, Nov. 15 to assist residents who had damage or losses from hurricanes Gustav...
Louisiana
October 31, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Grand Lake and Gonzales will close on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. The DRCs will reopen on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 with regular hours of...
Louisiana
October 30, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in La Salle, Acadia and Jefferson will close on Friday, Oct. 31, 2008. The mission of servicing individuals seeking disaster assistance from FEMA...
Louisiana
October 29, 2008
New Orleans, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to work with our state and local partners to come up with safe and suitable temporary housing options for disaster victims...
Louisiana
October 29, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently awarded up to $32 million to the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) to assist with disaster case management for Louisiana...
Louisiana
October 24, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will visit Jena, Rayne and Jean Lafitte starting Monday, Oct. 27 to assist residents who had damage or losses from hurricanes Gustav and Ike...
Louisiana
October 22, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advises Louisiana residents who must repair flood-damaged homes or businesses to be aware of the special requirements for buildings...
Louisiana
October 21, 2008
New Orleans, La. -- In response to a request from the state of Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering mobile homes and park model units only to families who need...
Louisiana
October 20, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) recently...
Louisiana
October 20, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Avondale will convert to a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) on Thursday, October 23.? The location and hours of operation can be found...
Louisiana
October 18, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Since hurricanes Gustav and Ike hit the State of Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners have worked together helping those affected by...
Louisiana
October 17, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Monday, October 20 in Dulac to assist residents who had damage or losses from hurricanes Gustav and Ike, according to Governor's Office...
Louisiana
October 16, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Friday, Oct. 17 in Franklin to assist residents who had damage or losses from hurricanes Gustav and Ike, according to Governor's Office...
Louisiana
October 16, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Monday, October 20 in Winnsboro and another in Grand Lake to assist residents who had damage or losses from hurricanes Gustav and Ike,...
Louisiana
October 16, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Ten additional parishes ? Concordia, East Carroll, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, West Carroll and Winn ? have been made eligible for federal disaster...
Louisiana
October 13, 2008
New Orleans, Louisiana -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's transitional sheltering initiative for applicants displaced by Hurricane Ike, originally scheduled to end Oct. 14, has been...
Louisiana
October 11, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Denham Springs and Algiers will close on Tuesday, Oct. 14 and the Amelia DRC will close on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008. The mission of...
Louisiana
October 11, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Whalen Bertrand has seen quite a few hurricanes in his 68 years. Living in coastal Louisiana, in the town of Pecan Island, he's been through hurricanes Audrey, Rita and most...
Louisiana
October 11, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that their Operation Blue Roof program, established in response to Hurricane Gustav, has been completed. During the course of the...
Louisiana
October 11, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The State of Louisiana and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced that the mission assignment to the U.S. Air Force to conduct aerial spraying for mosquito...
Louisiana
October 11, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Whalen Bertrand has seen quite a few hurricanes in his 68 years. Living in coastal Louisiana, in the town of Pecan Island, he's been through hurricanes Audrey, Rita and most...
Louisiana
October 9, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, group flood insurance policies were purchased on behalf of 36,285 Louisiana homeowners through the National Flood Insurance Program. If your...
Louisiana
September 29, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Monday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. in Lake Charles to assist residents who had damage or losses from hurricanes Gustav and Ike, according to...
Louisiana
September 29, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will open today in Clinton, Rayne and Winnsboro to assist residents who had damage or losses from hurricanes Gustav and Ike, according to...
Louisiana
September 27, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reaching out to Louisiana landlords to register their available rental units to help link families displaced by the recent...
Louisiana
September 27, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Don't let the word "business" in the name U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) fool you. If you are a homeowner or renter, the SBA is your primary source of federal funds for...
Louisiana
September 25, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Michael Ricks, district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Louisiana office, announced today that the Mandeville Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at...
Louisiana
September 23, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) opened today in Oberlin to help residents affected by recent hurricanes. This center will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. through...
Louisiana
September 22, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is in town with an array of ways to help eligible individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by hurricanes Gustav and...
Louisiana
September 22, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana hurricane evacuees who cannot live in their homes because of damage or power outage can have their lodging paid to stay in hotels or motels for up to 30 days, or until...
Louisiana
September 22, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) opened today in St. Francisville to help residents affected by recent hurricanes. This makes 15 centers open to date. This center will be...
Louisiana
September 20, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. - Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) opened today in Assumption, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson and Orleans parishes for residents and business owners who were affected by hurricanes...
Louisiana
September 19, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Louisiana Transitional Recovery Office (LATRO) has resumed normal recovery operations for hurricanes Katrina and Rita and will...
Louisiana
September 17, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The doors are open at two more Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) today for residents and business owners who were affected by Hurricanes Gustav or Ike, making the total 11. Federal...
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