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DR-4277 Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding (12)

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  • Environmental Assessment Temporary Group Site Satsuma Group Site FEMA-4277-DR-LA Livingston Parish, Louisiana

    Environmental Assessment Temporary Group Site Satsuma Group Site FEMA-4277-DR-LA Livingston Parish, Louisiana September 2016

  • Environmental Assessment LV02 (Denham Springs) Temporary Group Housing Site FEMA-4277-DR-LA Livingston Parish, Louisiana

    Environmental Assessment LV02 (Denham Springs) Temporary Group Housing Site FEMA-4277-DR-LA Livingston Parish, Louisiana

    September 2016

    During the Incident Period of August 11, 2016, to August 31, 2016, prolonged rainfall occurred over the state of Louisiana dropping unprecedented rain, exceeding 20 inches. On August 14, 2016, President Obama declared a major disaster(FEMA-4277-DR-LA) for the State of Louisiana, due to the severe storms and subsequent flooding, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas. FEMA proposes to administer this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), PL 93-288, as amended. Section 408 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Individual Households Program (IHP) to provide emergency and temporary housing for eligible disaster victims, whose homes are uninhabitable or destroyed as a result of the declared event.

    Catastrophic damage from severe storms and flooding has resulted in an extraordinary demand for housing assistance in communities within Livingston Parish, one of the hardest hit areas in Louisiana. The August 2016 prolonged rainfall resulted in catastrophic flooding and has been called the worst U.S. natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

    Thousands of homes and businesses were submerged and officials estimated that 75 percent of homes in Livingston Parish were a total loss. Many rivers and waterways, particularly the Amite and Comity rivers, reached record levels, and rainfall exceeded 20 inches in multiple parishes.

    This draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality regulations to implement NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508), and FEMA’s procedures for implementing NEPA (FEMA Instruction 108-1-1).

  • Environmental Considerations Greensheet for FEMA 4277-DR-Louisiana

    Environmental Considerations Greensheet for FEMA 4277-DR-Louisiana

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, LV05 Watson Bend Group Housing Site, FEMA-4277-DR-LA, Livingston Parish, Louisiana (October 2016)

    During the Incident Period of August 11, 2016, to August 31, 2016, prolonged rainfall occurred over the state of Louisiana dropping unprecedented rain, exceeding 20 inches. On August 14, 2016, President Obama declared a major disaster (FEMA-4277-DR-LA) for the State of Louisiana, due to the severe storms and subsequent flooding, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas. FEMA proposes to administer this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law 93-288, as amended. Section 408 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Individual and Households Program (IHP) to provide emergency and temporary housing for eligible disaster victims, whose homes are uninhabitable or destroyed as a result of the declared event.

    This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality regulations to implement NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508), and FEMA’s procedures for implementing NEPA (FEMA Instruction 108-1-1). FEMA is required to consider potential environmental impacts before funding or approving actions and projects. This Draft EA will analyze the potential environmental impacts of the proposed temporary group housing, LV05, Watson Bend Group Site, as part of an expedited review process. FEMA will use the findings in this Draft EA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Groom Road Emergency Housing Site Environmental Assessment and Public Notice for FEMA-4277-DR-LA

    Interested parties are hereby notified that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has prepared a letter of amendment to the Environmental Assessment (EA) and associated FONSI dated September 17, 2005 prepared for the Groom Road Temporary Housing Site. The proposed emergency temporary group Manufactured Housing Unit (MHU) site located in Baker, Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish was used to support the FEMA-1603-DR-LA (Hurricane Katrina) Temporary Housing Mission. The site may once more provide suitable temporary housing opportunities for individuals and families displaced due to severe flooding. A major disaster declaration was signed by the President on August 14, 2016, for severe storms and flooding (FEMA-4277-DR-LA).

  • Environmental Assessment EBR12-Florida Chevy Group Housing Site FEMA-4277-DR-LA East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

    Environmental Assessment EBR12-Florida Chevy Group Housing Site FEMA-4277-DR-LA East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.

    During the Incident Period of August 11, 2016, to August 31, 2016, prolonged rainfall occurred over the state of Louisiana dropping unprecedented rain, exceeding 20 inches. On August 14, 2016, President Obama declared a major disaster (FEMA-4277-DR-LA) for the State of Louisiana, due to the severe storms and subsequent flooding, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas. FEMA proposes to administer this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law 93-288, as amended. Section 408 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Individual and Households Program (IHP) to provide emergency and temporary housing for eligible disaster victims, whose homes are uninhabitable or destroyed as a result of the declared event.

    Thousands of homes and businesses were submerged and officials estimated that 26 percent of homes in East Baton Rouge Parish were affected by the flooding. Many rivers and waterways, particularly the Amite and Comity rivers, reached record levels, and rainfall exceeded 20 inches in multiple parishes. Louisiana's governor, John Bel Edwards, called the disaster a "historic, unprecedented flooding event" and declared a state of emergency. Because of the large number of homeowners without flood insurance that were affected, the federal government is providing disaster aid through FEMA.

    This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality regulations to implement NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508), and FEMA’s procedures for implementing NEPA (FEMA Instruction 108-1-1). FEMA is required to consider potential environmental impacts before funding or approving actions and projects. This Draft EA will analyze the potential environmental impacts of the proposed temporary group housing, Florida Chevy Group Site, as part of an expedited review process. FEMA will use the findings in this Draft EA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Environmental Assessment EBR06 Victoria Group Housing Site FEMA-4277-DR-LA East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

    Environmental Assessment EBR06 Victoria Group Housing Site FEMA-4277-DR-LA East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

    During the Incident Period of August 11, 2016, to August 31, 2016, prolonged rainfall occurred over the state of Louisiana dropping unprecedented rain, exceeding 20 inches. On August 14, 2016, President Obama declared a major disaster (FEMA-4277-DR-LA) for the State of Louisiana, due to the severe storms and subsequent flooding, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas. FEMA proposes to administer this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law 93-288, as amended. Section 408 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Individual and Households Program (IHP) to provide emergency and temporary housing for eligible disaster survivors, whose homes are uninhabitable or destroyed as a result of the declared event.

    Catastrophic damage from severe storms and flooding has resulted in an extraordinary demand for housing assistance in communities within East Baton Rouge Parish, one of the hardest hit areas in Louisiana. The August 2016 prolonged rainfall resulted in catastrophic flooding and has been called the nation's worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

    The purpose of this action is to fulfill FEMA’s mandate under the IHP to expeditiously provide temporary housing for eligible disaster survivors. As of October 15, 2016, the State had received 150,855 requests for federal assistance. Approximately 13,021 (total Pre-Placement Interviews) are for temporary housing assistance in the East Baton Rouge Parish area.

    Most of this demand will be met by repairing and improving existing multi-family housing to be utilized as temporary housing, placing a manufactured housing unit (MHU) on an applicant’s private site, or providing them with a MHU on an available pad leased in a commercial park. However, once these options are exhausted, FEMA estimates many applicants still will remain in need of direct housing, thus supporting the need to develop a temporary group-housing site, hereafter “group site.”

    This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality regulations to implement NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508), and FEMA’s procedures for implementing NEPA (FEMA Instruction 108-1-1). FEMA is required to consider potential environmental impacts before funding or approving actions and projects. This Draft EA will analyze the potential environmental impacts of the proposed temporary group housing, Victoria Group Site, as part of an expedited review process. FEMA will use the findings in this Draft EA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Environmental Assessment O’Neal Group Housing Site FEMA-4277-DR-LA East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

    Environmental Assessment O’Neal Group Housing Site FEMA-4277-DR-LA East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

    October 2016

    During the Incident Period of August 11, 2016, to August 31, 2016, prolonged rainfall occurred over the state of Louisiana dropping unprecedented rain, exceeding 20 inches. On August 14, 2016, President Obama declared a major disaster (FEMA-4277-DR-LA) for the State of Louisiana, due to the severe storms and subsequent flooding, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas. FEMA proposes to administer this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law 93-288, as amended. Section 408 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Individual and Households Program (IHP) to provide emergency and temporary housing for eligible disaster survivors, whose homes are uninhabitable or destroyed as a result of the declared event.

    Catastrophic damage from severe storms and flooding has resulted in an extraordinary demand for housing assistance in communities within East Baton Rouge Parish, one of the hardest hit areas in Louisiana. The August 2016 prolonged rainfall resulted in catastrophic flooding and has been called the nation's worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

    The purpose of this action is to fulfill FEMA’s mandate under the IHP to expeditiously provide temporary housing for eligible disaster survivors. As of October 15, 2016, the State had received 150,855 requests for federal assistance. Approximately 13,021 (total Pre-Placement Interviews) are for temporary housing assistance in the East Baton Rouge Parish area.

    This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality regulations to implement NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508), and FEMA’s procedures for implementing NEPA (FEMA Instruction 108-1-1). FEMA is required to consider potential environmental impacts before funding or approving actions and projects. This Draft EA will analyze the potential environmental impacts of the proposed temporary group housing site as part of an expedited review process. FEMA will use the findings in this Draft EA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Environmental Assessment EBR 13 - South Choctaw Drive Group Housing Site FEMA-4277-DR-LA East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

    Environmental Assessment EBR 13 - South Choctaw Drive Group Housing Site FEMA-4277-DR-LA East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

    November 2016

    During the Incident Period of August 11, 2016, to August 31, 2016, prolonged rainfall occurred over the state of Louisiana dropping unprecedented rain, exceeding 20 inches. On August 14, 2016, President Obama declared a major disaster (FEMA-4277-DR-LA) for the State of Louisiana, due to the severe storms and subsequent flooding, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas. FEMA proposes to administer this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law 93-288, as amended. Section 408 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Individual and Households Program (IHP) to provide emergency and temporary housing for eligible disaster survivors, whose homes are uninhabitable or destroyed as a result of the declared event.

    Catastrophic damage from severe storms and flooding has resulted in an extraordinary demand for housing assistance in communities within East Baton Rouge Parish, one of the hardest hit areas in Louisiana. The August 2016 prolonged rainfall resulted in catastrophic flooding and has been called the nation's worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

    The purpose of this action is to fulfill FEMA’s mandate under the IHP to expeditiously provide temporary housing for eligible disaster victims. As of October 15, 2016, the State had received 150,855 applications; and 61,092 are from East Baton Rouge Parish. There have been 13,021 Preplacement Interviews for Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) for East Baton Rouge Parish for both private and commercial sites. As of October 15, 2016, 27,815 displaced residents have been awarded rental assistance in East Baton Rouge, and there are 23 Multi-Family Lease and Repair Units that have been approved.

    This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality regulations to implement NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508), and FEMA’s procedures for implementing NEPA (FEMA Instruction 108-1-1). FEMA is required to consider potential environmental impacts before funding or approving actions and projects. This Draft EA will analyze the potential environmental impacts of the proposed temporary group housing site, as part of an expedited review process. FEMA will use the findings in this Draft EA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Temporary Occupancy of Substantially Damaged Structures After a Disaster

    Fact Sheet, Temporary Occupancy of Substantially Damaged Structures After a Disaster

  • DR-4277 August 2016 Floods: Louisiana’s Road to Recovery

    August 2016 Floods: Louisiana’s Road to Recovery

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, Livingston Parish School Board, Relocation, Consolidation and Reconstruction of Southside Elementary School and Southside Junior High School (FEMA-4277-DR-LA), Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, Louisiana (November 2019)

    On August 11, 2016, a slow-moving area of low pressure and near-record amounts of atmospheric moisture led to extreme rainfall and historic flooding in southeast Louisiana.  Rainfall ranged from 5 inches to 26 inches causing inundation of large portions of East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parishes where the depth of flooding ranged from 0.6 feet to 9.6 feet above ground. Inundation from the Amite River, in some areas, was as wide as 12 miles. On August 14, 2016, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-4277-DR-LA, Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding), authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana. This assistance is pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (P.L.) 93-288, as amended. Section 406 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program to assist with funding the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of public facilities damaged as a result of the declared disaster.

    Livingston Parish School Board has requested, through the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHSEP), that FEMA provide disaster assistance consisting of federal grant funds in accordance with the provisions of the Stafford Act. Livingston Parish School Board suffered damages to many of its school facilities and is requesting disaster funding for the restoration of two (2) of its facilities: the Southside Elementary School (SSES) located at 1129 South Range Avenue, Denham Springs, LA 70726 (Latitude 30.468892 and Longitude -90.956918) and the Southside Junior High School (SSJH) located at 26535 Louisiana Highway 16, Denham Springs, LA 70726 (Latitude 30.452283and Longitude -90.946176). The proposed scope of work involves demolition and relocation of SSES and SSJH. A new consolidated elementary and junior high school campus will be constructed at the existing SSJH property.

    In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  FEMA will use the findings in this DEA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).