Louisiana Hurricane Gustav (DR-1786)

Incident period: September 1, 2008 to September 11, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 2, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 1, 2010
News Release
NEW ORLEANS,La. -- It has now been two years since hurricanes Gustav and Ike wreaked havoc on Louisiana. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Louisiana continue to work together closely to help residents, local governments and nonprofits, all of which are well on their way to recovery.
May 13, 2010
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate announced today a second extension to the Disaster Housing Assistance Program-Ike (DHAP-Ike), giving  families who were displaced by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav more time to transition to long-term housing solutions.  This extension increases the total length of the program to two years for eligible families.
December 23, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the Governor’s request for a 12-month extension to the Direct Assistance provided for temporary housing has been granted for eligible hurricane Ike and Gustav individuals and families. The program was originally slated to end March 2010 but has been extended until March 1, 2011.
October 5, 2009
News Release
ASCENSION PARISH, La. -- Only weeks after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) announced $6.2 million to the Dixie Electric Membership Corporation (DEMCO) for work in Livingston and West Feliciana Parishes, another $5.1 million is now being awarded to the company for Hurricane Gustav work done to restore electricity throughout Ascension Parish.
September 1, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through partnership with the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA), recently provided more than $6.2 million to the Dixie Electric Membership Corporation for permanent work done to restore electricity throughout Livingston and West Feliciana parishes following Hurricane Gustav. This brings the total funding provided to $22.5 million to date for Dixie Electric Membership Corporation.
August 29, 2009
News Release
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 Recovery Authority (LRA) and the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA), has provided nearly $1.1 billion to help residents, local governments, nonprofits and businesses which are now well on their way to recovery.

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