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2017-03-14 21:34 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La. — In the 12 months since the March severe storms pummeled and flooded much of Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has helped thousands of people begin to recover.Along with its federal and state partners, the agency has disbursed millions of dollars so people could start repairing their homes, cover disaster-related costs and stay in dry, safe lodgings as they did so.

2016-06-22 16:04 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La. – Businesses, trade associations and chambers of commerce learned about securing government contracts during a free workshop this week.The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), the Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center (LA BEOC), FEMA and other state agencies spoke about how to increase local, state and federal contract opportunities.                                                                                                                    

2016-06-14 21:37 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La. — Community members, volunteers and all levels of government continue developing solutions to move recovery forward following the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8.The collaboration includes neighbors, friends and family helping one another, identifying places to mobilize volunteers, and providing resources so disaster survivors can move back home. Governments are also collaborating to make communities better, stronger and safer so they will have enhanced protection from future disasters.

2016-06-13 17:49 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La. – The people of Louisiana have had a rough time. Almost everyone knows someone who is still getting their life back on track after the March 8 through April 8 floods. You may be one yourself.You owe it to yourself to see if you qualify for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency before the deadline to register expires Monday, June 13.Don’t miss out. If you live in one of the 36 designated parishes and had disaster related damage or loss, here’s how you can find out what may be available. Be sure to do it by June 13:

2016-06-10 18:15 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Hammond (Tangipahoa Parish) will close on Friday, June 10 at 6 p.m.The center is located at the following address: Parish Planning Center42271 S. Morrison Blvd.Hammond, La. 

2016-06-10 17:58 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center in Monroe (Ouachita Parish) will close on Friday, June 10 at 2 p.m., and transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) beginning Monday, June 13, at 8 a.m.The DLOC will be in the same location as the disaster recovery center: Richwood Multi-Purpose Center2710 Martin Luther King DriveRichwood, La.

2016-06-03 19:01 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Monroe (Ouachita Parish), which is closing today, Friday, June 3, will reopen on Monday, June 6 at 12 noon and close at 6 p.m. It will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  On Friday, June 10 it will open at 8 a.m. and close permanently at 2 p.m.The new center is located at the following address:The Richwood Multi-Purpose Center2710 Martin Luther King Drive

2016-06-03 16:28 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Minden (Webster Parish) will close on Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m.The center is located at the following address:401 Main StreetMinden, La. 

2016-06-03 16:22 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center in Shreveport will close on Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m., and transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) beginning Monday, June 6, at 9 a.m.The new DLOC will be located on the Ground Floor of Independence Stadium, at 3301 Pershing Blvd., Shreveport, La. Its hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

2016-06-03 14:14 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Hammond (Tangipahoa Parish) will be closed this Saturday, June 4 but will be open next week, beginning Monday, June 6. Hours are 8 a.m. through 6 p.m., Monday through Friday until further notice.The center is located at the following address: Parish Planning Commission42271 S. Morrison Blvd.