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September 17, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Louisiana Transitional Recovery Office (LATRO), the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) and the Governor's Office of Homeland...
September 16, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Residents and business owners in St. Helena Parish now may stop by the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Greensburg through Saturday, Sept. 20, to get answers to their...
September 16, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- While most media attention is focused on the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, it is important to note that those who suffered damage from Hurricane Dolly in July still have two weeks to...
September 16, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has already approved $20 million in disaster aid for Louisiana residents. More than 385,000 homeowners, renters and businesses...
September 15, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Residents and business owners now may visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Iberville Parish to meet face to face with state and federal disaster representatives. The DRC is...
September 15, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana residents who have been impacted by both hurricanes Gustav and Ike should register twice, once for each disaster. Due to heavy call volume, residents may find it...
September 15, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- In response to the needs of people and communities affected by Hurricane Ike, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management...
September 15, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Local, state and federal workers continue to help Louisiana residents recover from Hurricane Gustav. This partnership has helped enable agencies to remain committed to their...
September 15, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the State of Texas, will activate its transitional sheltering initiative to allow...
September 15, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Eight Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are open ? many of them reopening following temporary closure Sept. 11 due to severe weather - to help meet the needs of Louisiana residents...
September 14, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Four southeastern Louisiana parishes were added to the federal major disaster in Louisiana for Hurricane Ike (DR-1792), according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA...
September 14, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- Residents of 29 Texas counties who suffered damage from Hurricane Ike may be eligible for federal disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S...
September 13, 2008
WASHINGTON – Emergency management officials are appealing to residents of Texas and Louisiana who evacuated in advance of Hurricane Ike's landfall to stay put. "This hurricane has caused devastation...
September 13, 2008
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush?s major disaster declaration issued for Texas. Assistance for...
September 13, 2008
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for Louisiana. Assistance for...
September 13, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state...
September 13, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The devastation caused by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike across Louisiana is the worst since the concentrated devastation from Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Communities and towns across...
September 13, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state...
September 13, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- Hurricane Ike may have passed, but the disaster is far from over. "Everyone in the path of Ike must remain vigilant throughout the recovery process," said Federal Coordinating...
September 12, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- The state of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge residents traveling inland ahead of Hurricane Ike to arrive prepared if they are seeking refuge in an...

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