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LOUISIANA RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER FOR FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

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.

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$13 Million in Mitigation Grants Will Help Protect 68 Louisiana Properties

$13 Million in Mitigation Grants Will Help Protect 68 Louisiana Properties

 

BATON ROUGE, La. —  Six Louisiana parishes will receive more than $13 million through FEMA’s Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program to help 68 properties resist flooding.

 

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FEMA Announces Second Housing Program Extension Through August 15

BATON ROUGE, La. — FEMA is providing about 984 survivors of the August 2016 flood with another extension to give them additional time to remain in agency-provided housing as they complete the final steps of their recovery.

Earlier this year, at the request of the state, the deadline was extended from Feb.14 to May 15. This second extension of the temporary program may allow eligible occupants to complete their housing plan up until August 15.

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Louisianans Urged to Buy Flood Insurance

BATON ROUGE, La. — As the spring rainy season approaches, Louisiana homeowners, renters and business owners are urged to purchase affordable flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program.

A few inches of floodwater can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage. Flood insurance is recommended even when properties aren’t in flood plains or high-risk zones.

Properties located in high-risk areas have at least a one-in-four chance of flooding during a 30-year mortgage.

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Louisiana Flood Survivors Grateful for FEMA Volunteer Agency Liaisons

BATON ROUGE, La. — FEMA Volunteer Agency Liaisons continue to help in Louisiana 2016 flood recovery by connecting survivors with generous nonprofits.

Sherri Gill is a life-long Denham Springs resident and like many Baton Rouge-area residents, her home had never flooded.

Not until August 2016 when rising water forced Gill and her family to evacuate to her brother’s home.  For an extended period of time 27 people, 13 dogs and two cats lived in a three bedroom, two bath house.

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FEMA Announces Grants To Help Two Louisiana Communities Mitigate Against Future Storm Damage

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing funding awards for two Louisiana communities for projects related to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Gustav. FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Program provides federal funds to eligible communities after a presidential disaster declaration to reduce the impact of future events.

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FEMA Awards $5.4 Million For Desire Community Housing Corporation

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $5.4 million to the Desire Community Housing Corporation in New Orleans for the replacement of their multi-function administrative center.  The facility sustained extensive flooding following Katrina with water levels in the building ranging from six to seven feet.

The Desire Community Housing Corporation is a non-critical, private non-profit (PNP) organization that provides affordable housing and housing services to low income families in New Orleans.

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FEMA Awards More Than $5 Million For Old Parish Prison Docks

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $5 million to the City of New Orleans for the renovations of the Old Parish Prison Docks following Hurricane Katrina.

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$563K in Federal Aid for Local Governments Help Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. — FEMA announced more than half a million dollars has been awarded for emergency protective services in Louisiana following Tropical Storm Harvey.

Here are a few examples of FEMA’s recent obligations: 

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FEMA Housing Program Changes Underway, Deadline Extended through May 15

BATON ROUGE, La.—At the request of the state, FEMA is providing about 1,100 survivors of the August 2016 flood with additional time to remain in agency-provided housing as they complete the final steps of their recovery.

The extension of the temporary program may allow occupants to complete their housing plan up until May 15. Also in agreement with the state, occupants are charged $50 per month in rent, far below fair market rates that run as high as $1,000 per month for comparable properties.

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