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News and Media: Disaster 4559

PDFs, Graphics & Multimedia

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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)

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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

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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