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Louisiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1863)

Incident period: October 29, 2009 to November 03, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 10, 2009


February 4, 2010 - News Release

SHREVEPORT, La.  -- Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. That’s one important reason to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). And Louisianians are getting the message; nearly 12,000 claims were made in 2008 and more than $426 million was paid out. This puts Louisiana second on the list of the top 10 states for NFIP payouts in 2008.

January 27, 2010 - News Release

SHREVEPORT, La. -- For state, parish and local governments recovering from the late October and early November Louisiana floods, repairing public buildings, damaged roads, and infrastructure by reducing or mitigating the impact of future flood events makes sense. 

January 20, 2010 - News Release

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Public Assistance Coordinators (PACs) with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) play an important role in making life easier for state and local governments that are applying for disaster assistance. They are the conduit for the applicant and FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $6,322,511.09 $2,995,728.30 $3,123,736.79
Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 08:12 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Louisiana, FEMA-1863-DR (PDF 48KB)