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News and Media: Disaster 4559

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FEMA Administrator Criswell meets Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter.
ICYMI: FEMA Administrator Addresses Recovery Efforts and Storm Preparedness During Louisiana Visit

FEMA Administrator Criswell meets Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter.

FEMA Administrator Criswell (right) visits the Parish Emergency Operations Center.
FEMA Administrator Addresses Recovery Efforts and Storm Preparedness During Louisiana Visit

FEMA Administrator Criswell (right) visits the Parish Emergency Operations Center.

FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell (left) greets Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.
FEMA Administrator Addresses Recovery Efforts and Storm Preparedness During Louisiana Visit

FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell (left) greets Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.

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Final Public Notice FEMA-DR-4559/4570/4577

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Louisiana; FEMA-4559-DR

Report on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for FEMA-4559-DR; Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Laura during the period of August 22-27, 2020.

DR-4559/4577 Direct Housing: Commercial Sites Graphic
DR-4559/4577 Direct Housing: Commercial Sites Graphic

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Public Notice for Group Housing Site at Pine Shadows Golf Course (CU-5) in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana for DR-4559-LA (Hurricane Laura)

A graphic of a road map explaining the direct temporary housing program for private sites from approval to move-in
Direct Temporary Housing (Private Sites) DR-4559 and DR-4570 Graphic

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Louisiana: State & Local Level Referrals 2020

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Episode 74: Agency Update - Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura made landfall last week in Louisiana and areas of Eastern Texas as a powerful category 4 storm. Causing widespread damage and destructions throughout the area. We check in with David Bibo, Associated Administrator for Response and Recovery about what disaster survivors can expect from FEMA as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic and how the agency has been planning for storms just like Hurricane Laura since March.

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August 31, 2020 - Available Flood Hazard Information Table for the State of Louisiana (DR-4559)

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August 31, 2020 - Available Flood Hazard Information Table for the State of Louisiana (DR-4559) - MS Excel

Mobile cellular tower set up on a parking lot with other vehicles parked
Companies Provide Communication Support for First Responders

LAKE CHARLES, La. (Aug. 28, 2020) Ohio Task Force 1 is assisting companies working to re-establishing communication systems in the impacted area. Prior to mobile cellular towers arriving in the area, first responders were operating exclusively off satellite communications. The establishment of cell coverage substantially improves communications capability in the field and is an example the whole of America response to disasters.

Photo by Ohio US&R Task Force 1

FEMA Administrator Gaynor speaks with staff while standing outside in Louisiana
FEMA Leadership View Damage from Hurricane Laura

LAKE CHARLES, La. (Aug. 29, 2020) Incident Management Assistance Team Lead MaryAnn Tierney, left, discusses the impact and the response to Hurricane Laura with FEMA Region 6 Regional Administrator Tony Robinson and FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor as they view the damage.

FEMA photo by Dominick Del Vecchio

FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor talks to a survivor outside of a home
FEMA Administrator Views Hurricane Laura Damage in Lake Charles

LAKE CHARLES, La. (Aug. 29, 2020) FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor speaks with a Lake Charles resident about the impacts of Hurricane Laura in his community.

FEMA photo by Dominick Del Vecchio

Government officials sitting at two long tables inside a fire station
President Trump Tours Hurricane Laura Damage

LAKE CHARLES, La. (Aug. 29, 2020) President Donald J. Trump meets with FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf and Louisiana leaders to discuss Hurricane Laura response efforts.

FEMA photo by Lauren Fischer

A search and rescue task for member kneels by a damaged structure.
Indiana Task Force 1 Searches Damaged Structures

VERNON, La. (Aug. 28, 2020) An Urban Search and Rescue team member from Indiana Task Force searches a damaged structure in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Four Urban Search and Rescue teams have deployed to Louisiana
Photo by Indiana US&R Task Force 1

Four people in blue uniforms are setting up a medical station outside
DMAT Sets Up at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital to Provide Medical Support

LAKE CHARLES, La. (Aug. 29, 2020) A Disaster Medical Assistance Team sets up tents at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital to provide support in response to Hurricane Laura. DMATs are staffed with medical professionals and para-professionals who can help area health systems respond by providing expert patient care.

FEMA photo by Dominick Del Vecchio

 Power crews work on damaged power lines
Power crews work on damaged power lines

Orange, TX, August 28, 2020 – Power crews work on damaged power lines following Hurricane Laura.

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Lake Charles Hurricane Laura Damages A Home

Lake Charles, LA, August 29, 2020 – Severe damage to a home in Lake Charles caused by a fallen tree during Hurricane Laura.