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  • Deadline to apply for FEMA help June 13

    June 4, 2016 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana disaster survivors in 36 parishes have until June 13 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for recovery assistance. The Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness requested the extension to provide more time for those with disaster damage that occurred March 8... more »
  • $6.2 million awarded to Livingston and 2 other parishes for flood protection

    May 26, 2016 12:11 PM

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator David Vitter announced that FEMA will be awarding more than $6 million in grants to fund multiple safe room, drainage and acquisition projects for flood protection and hurricane preparedness in Livingston, Lafayette and Calcasieu parishes. Livingston Parish will receive $1,013,941 for safe room development projects, while Calcasieu... more »
  • Registration for FEMA recovery assistance extended until June

    May 5, 2016 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana disaster survivors have an extra 30 days to register for FEMA recovery assistance. The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) requested the extension to provide more time for Louisiana residents with disaster damage that occurred March 8 through April 8, to apply for... more »
  • FEMA extends proof of loss form filing deadline

    May 4, 2016 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted a 60-day extension for filing proof of loss forms by National Flood Insurance Program policyholders affected by storms across the state in March. The program normally requires policyholders to file that form within 60 days of suffering flood damage. Insurance... more »
  • Tornado victims counting on FEMA assistance; it's not coming Play Video

    May 2, 2016 10:29 PM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH - Two months after a tornado turned lives upside down, Assumption Parish residents have been told the damage wasn't bad enough for them to receive assistance from the federal government . Construction crews are in the process of rebuilding homes, while others have been leveled. "We... more »
  • FEMA doesn't think bayou devastation enough for federal disaster

    May 2, 2016 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The federal government denied the state's appeal for federal disaster assistance in areas recovering from tornadoes that tore apart bayou communities in February. FEMA said there was not enough wide-spread damage to force a disaster area, which makes federal assistance available for individual, business and government... more »
  • Avoyelles Parish added to flooding disaster list

    April 8, 2016 9:28 PM

    GREENSBURG - Avoyelles Parish was added to the list of parishes deemed a disaster in the wake of wide-spread flooding in March. Avoyelles joins the list that already includes Allen, Ascension, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, DeSoto, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison,... more »
  • St. Helena Parish added to flooding disaster area

    April 4, 2016 7:47 PM

    GREENSBURG - St. Helena Parish was added to the list of parishes deemed a disaster in the wake of wide-spread flooding in March. As of Tuesday afternoon, residents are now eligible for federal disaster assistance. St. Helena joins the list that already includes Allen, Ascension, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo,... more »
  • FEMA opens shop in Livingston; Ascension is next Play Video

    March 29, 2016 7:38 PM

    SATSUMA - The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opened its doors Tuesday in Livingston Parish.. The center is located at the Satsuma Village mall just off of I-12. After floodwater covered areas of Livingston Parish and surrounding areas, residents like Megan Willis are ready for recovery efforts to begin. "It was... more »
  • FEMA: What to expect when the disaster damage inspector visits

    March 28, 2016 7:13 PM

    Know What to Expect When the Inspector Visits Once Louisiana homeowners register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a FEMA housing inspector will call to schedule an inspection for those living in designated parishes. Here’s what survivors need to know about the inspection process: Everyone should know: ... more »
  • Flood assistance office opens Tuesday in Livingston Parish

    March 28, 2016 6:54 PM

    SATSUMA - Tuesday, FEMA opens a disaster recovery center. The office will help victims of recent flooding get answers to questions about low-interest disaster loans and apply for federal disaster assistance. It is not necessary to visit a center to register for and receive federal disaster assistance. And, people... more »
  • Edwards requests St. Helena, 8 more parishes to disaster area

    March 24, 2016 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards asked Barack Obama to expand the federal disaster declaration to 9 more parishes Thursday. Edwards requested Catahoula, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Rapides, Red River, Sabine and St. Helena parishes to be added to the disaster declaration area. Edwards said those... more »
  • Disaster Recovery Centers in place to help flood recovery

    March 24, 2016 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – As cleanup and recovery begins after damaging rain and flooding, federal disaster officials have set up recovery centers across Louisiana to aid residents. FEMA says it has opened several Disaster Recovery Centers accross the state to help residents as cleanup efforts begin. Volunteers and represenatives from... more »
  • FEMA Dos and Donts for Louisiana Flood Survivors

    March 19, 2016 6:18 PM

    Dos: Do file a claim with their insurance company. Do register for FEMA disaster assistance. Survivors can register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling toll-free 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or VRS may call 800-621-3362. Do know that FEMA grants may help pay... more »
  • Who can apply? FEMA Disaster Assistance FAQs Play Video

    March 17, 2016 6:40 PM

    Who should apply for federal disaster assistance? Louisiana homeowners, renters and business owners in disaster-designated parishes who sustained damage to their homes, vehicles, personal property, business or its inventory as a result of the ongoing severe storms and floods may apply for disaster assistance. How do I apply? Survivors in... more »
  • Ascension Parish added to federal disaster area Play Video

    March 17, 2016 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE – State officials announced Thursday that Ascension Parish has been added to the list of locations to receive federal disaster aid. Governor John Bel Edwards asked President Barack Obama Wednesday to consider adding Allen, Ascension and Calcasieu parishes to areas receiving assistance. Edwards said floodwater has damaged... more »
  • Ascension Parish officials urge residents to be cautious of FEMA fraud

    March 17, 2016 10:14 AM

    ASCENSION- Ascension Parish Homeland Security officials are encouraging parish residents to be cautious of any FEMA related fraud. Officials ask residents to watch for and report any suspicious activities from possible scams and identity thefts. Ascension Parish officials advise residents that FEMA does not endorse any commercial businesses, products or... more »
  • Gov. Edwards to meet with FEMA Administrator Thursday Play Video

    March 17, 2016 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards says the severe storms that battered Louisiana are a "record-breaking flood event" that inundated places that have never flooded before. Edwards thanked the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday for promptly acting on the state's requests to expand the number of parishes covered... more »
  • FEMA meets with Livingston Parish leaders Play Video

    March 16, 2016 4:57 PM

    LIVINGSTON - While some flood victims began cleaning up Wednesday, Livingston Parish leaders met with FEMA to create a game plan to provide assistance. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks says at least 300 homes have been damaged from flooding that began last week. Ricks and the Livingston Parish... more »
  • Livingston, Tangipahoa added to federal disaster area; clears way for assistance

    March 15, 2016 4:57 PM

    LIVINGSTON - People here are now eligible for federal disaster assistance since Livingston Parish was added to the Louisiana federal disaster area Tuesday afternoon. In addition to Livingston Parish, Tangipahoa was also added to the list which now includes 14 other parishes: Beauregard, Bienville, Caddo, Caldwell, DeSoto, LaSalle, Madison,... more »
  • SE La. flood areas not yet eligible for federal disaster assistance

    March 14, 2016 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal aid is likely to come for areas of Louisiana inundated by floods in the last week. The federal government declared Bossier, Claiborne, Grant, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and Webster Parishes as disaster areas. Other parishes will likely be added to the list, which as of this... more »
  • FEMA awards over $10 million in grants to La. for disaster preparedness

    March 14, 2016 3:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Charles Boustany, Jr., M.D. (R- Lafayette) announced that FEMA has awarded the state of Louisiana two grants for disaster preparedness worth a combined $10,357,122. One grant, the Storm Water Mitigation Project for Pontilly (Ponchartrain Park and Gentilly), provides $5, 350,000 in funding for drainage improvements that will... more »
  • Obama mobilizes federal aid to north La. parishes

    March 13, 2016 6:09 PM

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama declared Louisiana flooding as a major disaster Sunday and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in north Louisiana. According to a White House press release, Obama’s order will make federal funding available to individuals affected in Bossier, Claiborne, Grant, Morehouse,... more »
  • Lt. Governor says federal aid for flood victims could be limited

    March 13, 2016 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE (WWLTV) - Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, who in recent years has had to handle his share of devastation as the Plaquemines Parish president during and after Hurricane Isaac, said people who need help after this devastating storm may have to look more to their neighbors and donations to... more »
  • Flood map revisions in Central approved by FEMA Play Video

    March 8, 2016 9:53 PM

    CENTRAL - A city-funded project to update and revise FEMA flood elevations along portions of the Beaver Bayou watershed in Central was approved. The project, which began about four years ago, was granted approval by FEMA last week. "We felt like some people were put into floodplains that... more »
  • President Obama declares a state of emergency for Louisiana flooding

    February 5, 2016 8:19 PM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - The President declared a state of emergency for Louisiana, Friday. He ordered federal aid to supplement response efforts in areas affected by flooding from December 28, 2015 to February 1, 2016. This action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate all... more »
  • FEMA money cleaning up Livingston Parish waterways Play Video

    December 2, 2015 5:56 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Livingston Parish is putting nearly a million dollars from FEMA relief to work to clean several bodies of water across the parish. The money comes from disaster relief for Hurricane Isaac that happened three years ago. The parish got $931,000 to remove debris and trash like household appliances... more »
  • $116 million in FEMA reimbursements tied up Play Video

    October 5, 2015 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two reports detail how $116 million in FEMA disaster reimbursement requests is tied up waiting for paperwork to be filled out correctly. The reports come from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor who is paid around $4 million a year to check the documents along with the Governor's Office... more »
  • Southern University-New Orleans get $82M grant for buildings

    August 10, 2015 11:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded Southern University at New Orleans $82 million in disaster recovery grants. Multiple news outlets reports the money will allow SUNO to construct four new buildings - two on its Lake Campus and two on its Park Campus. The... more »
  • FEMA extends flood insurance claim deadline

    July 29, 2015 12:51 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended its filing deadline for Louisiana policyholders impacted by recent Red River flooding. FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program normally requires homeowners to file a Proof of Loss form to claim damages within 60 days of a flood. The agency has authorized an... more »
  • State seeks extension of FEMA deadline to file flood claims

    June 18, 2015 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend its deadline for Louisiana homeowners impacted by the recent Red River flooding. FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program requires homeowners to file a Proof of Loss form to claim damages within 60 days of a... more »
  • FEMA sets up hotline for flood insurance policyholders

    June 16, 2015 7:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- With the 2015 hurricane season underway, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has launched a National Flood Insurance Program call center pilot program to serve and support policyholders with the servicing of their claims. Flood insurance claims can be complicated, and policyholders may have questions in the days and... more »
  • Some charges dropped against Livingston contractor

    February 19, 2015 11:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Some charges against contractor Corey Delahoussaye were dropped Thursday. Delahoussaye is accused of over-billing Livingston Parish for work related to Hurricane Gustav clean up. Twenty-two of the 81 counts against him were dropped by the district attorney in the area. The dropped charges are related to... more »
  • Council settles with firm, details not released

    January 22, 2015 10:41 PM

    LIVINGSTON - In a tie-breaking vote, the council approved settling a lawsuit with Parish President Layton Ricks' former employer, Alvin Fairburn and Associates . The suit is over numerous issues, including money the company says it is owed for debris removal following Hurricane Gustav. FEMA has refused to pay... more »
  • Another twist in Livingston's debris saga

    December 17, 2014 10:43 PM

    LIVINGSTON- The long, drawn out court battle on who should get paid for Hurricane Gustav cleanup work in Livingston Parish took another twist Wednesday. A federal judge ruled that engineering firm Alvin Fairburn and Associates can sue the parish for work the company said it performed following the September... more »
  • Livingston Parish has an $11 million flood plan Play Video

    December 15, 2014 9:49 PM

    MAUREPAS - There's an $11 million plan to purchase flood-prone properties in Livingston Parish and either tear them down, or raise them above flood levels. In the next year and a half, the parish plans to tackle about 90 low-lying properties. Most of them will be elevated to comply... more »
  • Man sentenced for racially-motivated attack Play Video

    December 4, 2014 9:20 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - An Iberville Parish woman said she feels vindicated following the sentencing of a man for his racial tirade toward her two years ago. Josh Jambon was recorded on cell phone yelling expletives and spitting on workers doing cleanup work for the federal government after Hurricane Isaac. The... more »
  • NYC adult home residents asked to repay FEMA aid

    November 9, 2014 10:34 AM

    NEW YORK - Residents of an assisted-living center in New York City who spent months in shelters after Superstorm Sandy now have a new headache: FEMA wants them to repay thousands of dollars in disaster aid. Robert Rosenberg is among a dozen residents of Belle Harbor Manor who have been... more »
  • Still no plan to fill Gustav money hole Play Video

    July 24, 2014 10:24 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council voted against hearing from a lawyer who claimed to have an idea about how to deal with a $59 million issue related to storm cleanup. Plans were supposed to be addressed Thursday night about steps going forward since arbitrators in Washington, D.C. sided... more »
  • Pascagoula has $5M in Katrina debt forgiven

    July 3, 2014 12:12 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. - More than $5 million in loans approved for the city of Pascagoula after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 have been forgiven by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The city was notified of the decision this week. After the storm, many businesses and services in Pascagoula shut down, causing... more »
  • Livingston's uneasy future because of Gustav debris Play Video

    July 2, 2014 10:30 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Parish leaders are not sure what the future holds dealing with handling Gustav debris cleanup since arbitrators ruled in FEMA's favor. Following a week-long hearing in May, the group released Monday the federal government should not cover $59 million in costs related to the 2008 storm. The... more »
  • Livingston contractors still waiting on money Play Video

    July 1, 2014 5:37 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Contractors who worked to clean up debris following Hurricane Gustav will still be waiting on money from the parish after FEMA decided not to foot the bill for their work. FEMA claims the contractors cleared vastly more debris than what was deposited by the storm, so therefore,... more »
  • Ricks: FEMA arbitration 'detrimental' for the parish Play Video

    June 30, 2014 4:15 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Parish President Layton Ricks said he disagreed with an arbitration panel's decision which left Livingston Parish on the hook for nearly $60 million in Hurricane Gustav cleanup costs. Ricks told News 2 the decision "could be detrimental for the parish," and said he did not know how... more »
  • Livingston Parish gets nothing for hurricane cleanup

    June 30, 2014 12:07 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Parish leaders said they will not receive any of the nearly $60 million spent on Hurricane Gustav cleanup after arbitration with FEMA ended this past weekend. Parish President Layton Ricks expressed disappointment over the result as he said it "came back zeroes across the board" on Livingston... more »
  • FEMA, Livingston debris money talks wrap in Washington

    May 23, 2014 10:48 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Parish leaders could know this weekend when an arbitration board will make a decision on Hurricane Gustav clean up costs the parish is fighting FEMA to reimburse . Government officials, including the parish president, met with the federal government in Washington, D.C. this week for an arbitration meeting.... more »
  • Ricks talks D.C. trip, recovery of debris funds Play Video

    May 12, 2014 9:06 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A Board of Appeals has denied a motion by FEMA to dismiss Livingston Parish's request for arbitration in recovering over $59 million it spent in clean up after Hurricane Gustav. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks stopped by 2une In Monday to talk about the big victory... more »
  • FEMA chief to address US hurricane conference

    April 16, 2014 11:31 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Emergency managers, forecasters and local government officials from Texas to Maine are meeting this week at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando. National Hurricane Center Director Rick Knabb and Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Craig Fugate will address the conference Wednesday. The six-month Atlantic hurricane season starts... more »
  • FEMA accredits New Orleans' levees

    February 21, 2014 2:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Federal Emergency Management Administration has declared the New Orleans area levee system accredited, clearing the way for the improved storm surge protection to be incorporated into National Flood Insurance Program flood maps, which should eventually lead to reduced flood insurance rates. The announcement came in a letter... more »
  • Trailer dealer to get license back

    February 17, 2014 12:06 PM

    HOLDEN - A Livingston Parish trailer dealer shut down by the state Used Motor Vehicle Commission should get its license back no later than tomorrow. Hood Motor Sports in Holden was selling used FEMA trailers but not delivering titles to new owners. The commission says the dealer owed... more »
  • Livingston Parish closer to recovery of debris funds

    January 28, 2014 12:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A Board of Appeals has denied a motion by FEMA to dismiss Livingston Parish's request for arbitration in recovering over $59 million it spent in clean up after Hurricane Gustav. "We received word today from our attorneys in Washington DC, and we are ecstatic," said Parish... more »
  • Not everyone will get relief from rising flood rates

    January 16, 2014 11:26 PM

    WASHINGTON- A spending plan approved by Congress Thursday includes temporary relief for some homeowners who face skyrocketing flood insurance rates. The measure postpones rate increases for people who have had the same flood insurance policy since about June 2012. For newer homeowners and policy holders, there will be no... more »
  • Expensive flood insurance forces decisions: insurance or homelessness Play Video

    November 25, 2013 9:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Many homeowners are patiently waiting on lawmakers to vote on the Flood Insurance Affordability Act. If the legislation does not pass, insurance rates for homeowners could skyrocket. The new rules have caused home values to drop because of the uncertainty over rates and the fact that... more »
  • FEMA forgives millions in Katrina loans

    November 8, 2013 8:10 AM

    GRETNA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has forgiven tens of millions of dollars in community disaster loans it made to Jefferson Parish and to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office after Hurricane Katrina. Officials say the cancellations free Jefferson Parish of having to repay its original $54.8 million... more »
  • Arbitrator could hear Livingston debris claims

    October 29, 2013 7:48 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish will seek arbitration after an audit of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's denial of millions of dollars for Hurricane Gustav debris removal found the agency failed to meet its deadlines in responding to the parish's appeals. The Office of Inspector General of the Department of... more »
  • Obama thanks FEMA for work during shutdown

    October 7, 2013 12:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is thanking workers at the Federal Emergency Management Agency for doing their jobs under "less than optimal circumstances" during the government shutdown. Obama made an unannounced visit to FEMA Monday as the shutdown neared the one-week mark. Some furloughed employees at the agency were recalled... more »
  • House backs FEMA funding, La. rep votes no

    October 4, 2013 8:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives passed a resolution Friday evening that would restore FEMA and the WIC programs back to normal operations. The measure heads next to the Senate, which has not added the item to its agenda yet. The vote in the House was mainly split... more »
  • FEMA workers off furlough for Karen

    October 3, 2013 2:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says the Federal Emergency Management Agency is recalling some furloughed workers to help prepare for Tropical Storm Karen. President Barack Obama is being updated about the storm, as the president is directing his team to ensure staffing and resources are available to respond to... more »
  • FEMA forgiving $7.2M debt from Jefferson SO

    September 13, 2013 9:05 AM

    GRETNA- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is forgiving an emergency $6 million loan it provided to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office after Hurricane Katrina. Sheriff Newell Normand tells The Times-Picayune money covered two pay periods following the 2005 storm. The principal and interest were initially due at the end of... more »
  • Two shot, one killed in Friday evening shooting

    August 2, 2013 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One person died after a shooting Friday night on Greenwell Street. A second person, possibly the suspect, is in an area hospital with injuries from gunfire. The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Shots were fired at at the old FEMA lot, now a mobile home community.... more »
  • Flood map changes anger some in Iberville Parish Play Video

    June 10, 2013 5:38 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH- New FEMA flood maps add more than a thousand people in Iberville Parish to flood zones. Folks living the Bayou Sorrell and Bayou Pigeon areas were added to the flood maps. Residents received a letter in the mail notifying them of the revisions, and some weren't happy.... more »
  • Livingston bracing for high flood insurance costs Play Video

    May 22, 2013 5:53 PM

    LIVINGSTON - New homeowners may have to dig deep into their wallets to cover the costs of flood insurance. The new insurance prices come after the Biggert-Waters Reform Act was passed in 2012, to phase out current subsidized insurance rates and help bring the federal flood insurance program out... more »
  • No new funds needed for Okla. tornado recovery

    May 21, 2013 3:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - Top lawmakers and officials say the federal government has plenty of money on hand to pay for recovery efforts in the devastating tornado that struck Oklahoma. The government has more than $11 billion in its main disaster relief fund. Recovery costs in Moore, Okla., are expected to be... more »
  • Obama offers help for Okla. tornado victims

    May 21, 2013 9:30 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Obama says he is instructing his disaster response team to get tornado victims in Oklahoma everything they need "right away." Obama calls the devastation that tore through the Oklahoma City suburbs, quote, "one of the most destructive tornados in history," even though he said the extent... more »
  • President Obama to speak on Oklahoma disaster

    May 21, 2013 7:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will be meeting with his disaster response team, including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, before delivering a statement on the devastating tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday. Obama has declared a major disaster in Oklahoma, ordering federal aid to supplement state and... more »
  • Federal aid unaccounted for, La. could foot half-billion dollar tab

    April 3, 2013 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Trouble with federal hurricane relief money could mean Louisiana's budget woes are even worse. An audit found Road Home money, handed out after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, may have been misspent. According to reports, the money was required to be spent on things like... more »
  • LaPlace residents brace for flood insurance hike Play Video

    March 28, 2013 6:28 PM

    LAPLACE - Homeowners in St. John the Baptist Parish are concerned new FEMA flood maps will send flood insurance rates up 25 percent each year. The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act signed into law by President Obama last year allows rates to increase on certain properties in flood zones... more »
  • New bill could help Livingston Parish get funds from FEMA

    March 25, 2013 5:56 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Help in congress could make it easier for Livingston Parish to make an appeal against the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This involves $62 million for hurricane clean up after Gustav. The parish has disputed for almost four years. Senator Mary Landrieu and Congressman Bill Cassidy, drafted... more »
  • Battered St. John Parish to receive $1.5M in Isaac aid

    February 28, 2013 9:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - St. John the Baptist Parish will get a $1.5 million federal grant to reimburse the cost of repairing sewer and storm pumps damaged by slow-moving Hurricane Isaac. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the money is part of the nearly $215.6 million in total public assistance recovery... more »
  • Cassidy: FEMA should reinvestigate Livingston damage

    February 25, 2013 7:57 AM

    LIVINGSTON - U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy says the Federal Emergency Management Agency should reopen an appeal by Livingston Parish that asks the agency to pay for debris removal from Hurricane Gustav. In a letter to FEMA, Cassidy say evidence suggests the agency may have wrongly decided how much it would... more »
  • Landrieu announces $6M in FEMA grants

    February 21, 2013 7:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu says $6 million in disaster recovery grants related to Hurricanes Isaac and Katrina are heading to Louisiana. Landrieu says the funds are provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance Program. Landrieu said Wednesday that $3.7 million will go to the... more »
  • Jindal asks for disaster declaration after January floods

    February 18, 2013 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal asked FEMA today to expedite a disaster declaration after statewide flooding last month. Jindal sent a letter requesting the declaration to the federal government, saying Louisiana saw more than $6.5 million in damage from the widespread floods between Jan. 8 and 17. ... more »
  • Plaquemines gets Isaac FEMA grant to fix road

    February 4, 2013 2:23 PM

    POINTE A LA HACHE - Plaquemines Parish will receive nearly $1.3 million from the federal government to help fix roads damaged by Hurricane Isaac. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday the $1,280,209 grant, is part of the $195.5 million in total public assistance recovery dollars approved for the state... more »
  • People with flood damage asked to call it in

    January 15, 2013 10:35 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Emergency officials asked Livingston Parish residents to take time from their cleanup efforts and call in any water damage they received from recent flooding. The parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness needs the information to apply for any public assistance that could be made... more »
  • FEMA official named to oversee La., 4 other states

    January 11, 2013 6:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A veteran FEMA employee has been named the agency's regional administrator for Louisiana and four other states. Tony Robinson already was serving as FEMA's Region 6 acting administrator before the agency announced his appointment Thursday. Robinson has worked for FEMA since 1987. FEMA Administrator Craig... more »
  • La. to get more Isaac recovery funds

    January 9, 2013 6:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending $7.4 million to Louisiana in Hurricane Isaac recovery funds to help impacted families with additional household and education needs and more. The FEMA dollars are going to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services for a Disaster Case... more »

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