Louisiana Hurricane Katrina (DR-1603)
Incident period: August 29, 2005 to November 1, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 29, 2005
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
February 16, 2012
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Livingston Parish property owners without flood insurance are encouraged to buy coverage now to get the best possible premiums before new flood insurance rate maps go into effect on April 3, 2012. The latest flood hazard maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps, delineate new flood-risk zones and serve as an integral part of the National Flood Insurance Plan (NFIP), which plays a key role in defense against flood losses. Property owners need to know that this could mean a change in their floodplain status.
February 16, 2012
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today a consolidated grant, totaling approximately $4.7 million to Cameron Parish for the replacement of contents damaged throughout their library system during Hurricane Rita.
February 15, 2012
NEW ORLEANS – This past week marked a significant Hurricane Katrina recovery milestone for Orleans Parish, with the last household within the community living in a Federal Emergency Management Agency THU moving into their rebuilt home on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, and the removal of the remaining respective THU occurring this past Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012.
February 13, 2012
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- he Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Louisiana Recovery Office held its second Disaster Contracting Industry Day yesterday, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, in Shreveport, La. The success of the agency’s first Industry Day in Louisiana, which occurred last October in New Orleans, led to FEMA hosting yesterday’s event at the Shreveport Convention Center.
February 9, 2012
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today approximately $1.6 million in funding to John Curtis Christian Schools, further enabling the construction of a new Lower School West Building Complex at their current Jefferson Parish Lower School Campus. This new FEMA grant brings the agency’s total funding for John Curtis’ Lower School West Building Complex project to approximately $3.2 million.
February 3, 2012
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today approximately $1.7 million in public assistance funding to restore New Orleans Notarial Archives’ book volumes and historical records damaged during Hurricane Katrina.