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BATON ROUGE, La. – Homeowners, renters and business owners in five Louisiana parishes who sustained property damage as a result of Hurricane Isaac are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as soon as possible.

The presidential disaster declaration for Hurricane Isaac now makes available federal assistance to eligible survivors in Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. John and St. Tammany parishes.


FEMA Staging Area Springs to Life as Housing Mission Draws to a Close, Another Gains Momentum

BATON ROUGE, La. — Tractor trailers move 14’x 60’ mobile homes through the guarded staging area gate at regular intervals. Dozens move each day, in and out.

These manufactured housing units—MHUs—no longer needed by 2016 Louisiana flood survivors are carefully inspected, marked with IDs and inventoried at this busy lot in the Sherwood Forest area of Baton Rouge before heading to their next destination. Many are on their way to Texas to support the Hurricane Harvey recovery there.


East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Receive Additional $7.9 Million for Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. — Fifteen East Baton Rouge Parish schools, administrative offices and educational facilities will receive more than $7.9 million in recently-approved disaster aid to help with recovery and repair efforts following the August 2016 floods.

To date, FEMA has reimbursed Louisiana schools more than $142 million for disaster-related projects through its Public Assistance program to assist with recovery following the August 2016 floods.


Flood Recovery Tops One-Half Billion Dollars for Infrastructure

BATON ROUGE, La. —More than $508 million in federal disaster assistance has reimbursed Louisiana schools, local and state government entities and certain private nonprofits with August 2016 flood-related expenses. 

Much of the funding—through FEMA’s Public Assistance program—reimburses actions in the immediate response and early phase of recovery. A breakdown of funding to date follows:


Ahead of Deadline, Efforts Gear Up to Help 2016 Louisiana Flood Survivors Return Home

BATON ROUGE, La.—Local, state and federal partners are stepping up efforts ahead of a FEMA deadline to help Louisiana flood survivors get back home.

Housing fairs, rental vouchers, one-on-one support with applications for assistance programs, construction advice and in-home visits offering guidance are all underway to help survivors return to a permanent home.


Flood Recovery Reaches Another Milestone - More than Half of FEMA Manufactured Housing Occupants “Back Home”

BATON ROUGE, La. — About 2,250 households in FEMA-provided mobile homes—more than half of those who received them—have made strides in their recovery and returned to more permanent housing.

As of Dec. 5, 2,238 households remain in mobile homes while they make repairs on their flood-damaged home or search for other permanent options. East Baton Rouge, Livingston and Ascension parishes account for a majority of households in mobile homes.

FEMA teams meet regularly with all occupants to support their move back to a permanent home.


FEMA Mobile Homes, No Longer Needed Here, Head for Texas - Formerly Occupied Louisiana Units will Serve Temporary Housing Needs There

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s FEMA mobile home occupants who have successfully returned to a permanent home following the August 2016 floods should know their hard work is being paid forward.


Cash Donations May Be Best Holiday Gift for Louisiana Flood Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. — Many Louisiana August 2016 flood survivors have made great recovery strides and are back home. However, some are still struggling with recovery costs this holiday season.

Cash donations to local, trusted nonprofits may be the most appreciated holiday gifts Louisiana residents can make to help their neighbors move their recovery forward.


Flooded Louisiana Schools Receive $14 Million More in Recovery Funding

BATON ROUGE, La. — Approximately $14 million in federal disaster aid will support schools in Ascension, East Baton Rouge and Tangipahoa parishes with recovery and repair efforts following the August 2016 floods.

Some repair projects received supplemental funding to enhance construction, reduce flood damage and break the cycle of repetitive losses.

Students and schools in these parishes will benefit from the following projects reimbursed by FEMA:


State, FEMA Provide Additional Funds to Repair to Higher Standards

BATON ROUGE, La. — Many of the projects that are rebuilding Louisiana infrastructure following the August 2016 floods include funding that is above and beyond just repair costs. That extra funding is part of a common-sense approach to build back in ways that can better withstand disaster damage.