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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • FEMA to help elevate Terrebonne homes

    December 10, 2012 8:47 AM

    HOUMA - More structures in Terrebonne Parish will get a boost above future storm surges with another wave of federal grants. About $3 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency money will be used to elevate 11 homes and one commercial building in Terrebonne Parish. The money comes from... more »
  • FEMA makes push to connect with storm victims in LA

    November 27, 2012 10:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People recovering from Hurricane Isaac can try to get more help from FEMA. The agency said Tuesday it has more assistance available. $530,000 has been added to the relief money for thousands of storm victims. FEMA also said it is making follow-up calls and some home visits.... more »
  • FEMA Mitigation Centers open in south Louisiana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 14, 2012 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- You can get free help from FEMA for the next two weeks for help with any rebuilding plans due to Hurricane Isaac. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has set up three hazard mitigation stations across South Louisiana. There, advisors will answer questions for things like roof repair,... more »
  • FEMA individual aid nears $116 million after Isaac

    November 14, 2012 7:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $116 million in individual aid for Louisiana homeowners and renters who experienced damage from Hurricane Isaac. Nearly 32,000 people have received housing assistance, which totals $95 million. Another $21 million has been provided for other types of individual... more »
  • Sandy victims to get free gasoline from feds

    November 3, 2012 10:12 AM

    NEW YORK- People here recovering from Superstorm Sandy will receive free gas, on the Federal Government's dime. Gasoline will be distributed with a 10-gallon per-person limit. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday morning that the U.S. Department of Defense will set up emergency mobile fuel stations around... more »
  • Gov. Jindal reacts to FEMA response to Hurricane Sandy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 1, 2012 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal reacted to the government's fast action in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. FEMA agreed to reimburse New York and New Jersey for the full cost of emergency public transportation and power restoration. But in Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal asked for the same... more »
  • Obama goes to FEMA before visit to storm-racked NJ

    October 31, 2012 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Obama is paying a visit to Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters ahead of his trip to New Jersey to see the damage done by superstorm Sandy. Obama took a motorcade to FEMA's offices to meet with agency chiefs before a planned flight to Atlantic City, N.J., to... more »
  • Romney now is supportive of FEMA, despite earlier suggestion that it be scrapped

    October 31, 2012 12:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney is making it clear that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has a role to play in dealing with events like Hurricane Sandy. In a statement released by his campaign today, he says FEMA "plays a key role in working with states and localities to prepare for... more »
  • FEMA center opens in Pointe Coupee Parish

    October 22, 2012 10:27 AM

    NEW ROADS - FEMA workers opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Pointe Coupee Parish this morning to help people there file for help dealing with damage caused by Hurricane Isaac. The center opens at 11 a.m. today at the Scott Civic Center in New Roads, with regular hours of... more »
  • Disaster recovery centers for Isaac shutting down

    October 17, 2012 7:10 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The disaster recovery centers opened in Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes in the wake of Hurricane Isaac will all close this week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the number of people applying for aid has slowed to a trickle in the two parishes. Officials in both... more »
  • FEMA center opens in West Baton Rouge Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 15, 2012 5:38 PM

    PORT ALLEN- People in West Baton Rouge Parish can now get some help applying for federal assistance because of Hurricane Isaac. Kelly Prejean is one of the many people who came out today to the West Baton Rouge Parish Community Center in Port Allen, applying for FEMA assistance. ... more »
  • FEMA center opens in West Baton Rouge Parish

    October 15, 2012 10:22 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open today through Thursday in West Baton Rouge Parish. The center will open at 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. to help homeowners, renters and business owners with uninsured or underinsured damage to their home or personal property during Hurrincane Issac.... more »
  • FEMA extends sheltering program for 2 weeks

    October 12, 2012 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana residents displaced by Hurricane Isaac are getting an extra two weeks to stay in hotels and motels on the government's dime. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday that it has approved a third extension to its Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, which allows for FEMA to... more »
  • FEMA individual assistance for Isaac tops $101M

    October 10, 2012 9:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Homeowners and renters have received $101 million in individual aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency since Hurricane Isaac. More than 29,000 people have received housing assistance, which totals $83 million. Another $18 million has been provided for other types of individual assistance, according to FEMA.... more »
  • FEMA extends assistance in 8 parishes

    October 2, 2012 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is extending federal disaster aid in eight parishes to include supplemental funding for infrastructure repairs in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. Eligible applicants in Catahoula, Franklin, Lafayette, Morehouse, St. Landry, St. Martin, Union and Vermilion parishes can now apply for FEMA... more »
  • Maurepas gets help with disaster recovery check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 28, 2012 9:53 PM

    Livingston Parish - Maurepas will get it's own Disaster Recovery Center starting tomorrow. Set up start Friday afternoon at the American Legion on HWY 22. News 2 first broke the story that people living in the southern part of Livingston Parish felt abandoned after Hurricane Isaac sent floodwaters into... more »
  • $42.6 million FEMA trailer settlements approved

    September 27, 2012 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge gave his final approval Thursday to a $42.6 million class-action settlement between companies that made and installed government-issued trailers after hurricanes in 2005 and Gulf Coast storm victims who claim they were exposed to hazardous fumes while living in the shelters. U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Disaster declaration extended for Livingston Parish

    September 26, 2012 10:37 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The parish president said a disaster declaration for Livingston Parish has been extended for another month. Residents in the lower portion of the parish saw extensive flooding after Hurricane Isaac passed through southern Louisiana. Parish President Layton Ricks said FEMA is working with parish officials to... more »
  • EBR DSNAP locations only open five days

    September 24, 2012 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People applying for disaster food aid in East Baton Rouge Parish have fewer days to do so than other parishes. According to the Department of Children and Family Services, DSNAP locations in the parish will only be open for five days this week. Other parishes have... more »
  • Maurepas residents upset over FEMA rejections check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 19, 2012 10:38 PM

    MAUREPAS - People here say they feel forgotten. Isaac flooded their homes and businesses now they claim FEMA is leaving them high and dry. The feds have denied disaster claims for some people who live in Maurepas. Michelle Posey was one of them. "What can you do when... more »
  • FEMA approves disaster assistance for EBR, two other parishes

    September 14, 2012 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- At the request of the State of Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved Individual Assistance for three additional Louisiana parishes affected by Hurricane Isaac Residents of East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana and West Feliciana parishes who suffered damages are now eligible for FEMA assistance. ... more »
  • FEMA disaster recovery center open at Lamar-Dixon

    September 12, 2012 3:08 PM

    GONZALES - The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. The DRC is located in the banquet room on the second floor of Arena D, above the main office. It will be open seven days a week, 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. until further... more »
  • New Orleans to get $27.3M from FEMA

    September 12, 2012 2:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans will receive $27.3 million in grants from the federal government to help cover some of the city's costs related to Hurricane Isaac. The grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency were announced Wednesday in a joint news release by Sen. Mary Landrieu, Rep. Cedric Richmond and... more »
  • Hundreds look for aid at Livingston disaster recovery center

    September 8, 2012 6:53 PM

    LIVINGSTON- In Livingston Parish, hundreds are looking for help at the Disaster Recovery Center. It's now open seven days a week 8am - 6pm and located in a shopping center just north of the Satsuma exit off I-12. You may have to wait your turn, but most say... more »
  • Iberville, St. Mary parishes approved for FEMA aid

    September 7, 2012 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA has added Iberville and St. Mary parishes to the list of Louisiana parishes approved for individual assistance grants after Hurricane Isaac. State emergency officials announced the addition Friday. Eighteen parishes are now included in the program that allows residents and business owners to apply for grants... more »
  • FEMA assessing damage in EBR check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 7, 2012 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today FEMA spent the day assessing hurricane damage in East Baton Rouge and St. Martin parish to determine if people can get individual assistance. The teams will survey conditions and present a report to Washington and Governor Bobby Jindal. The governor could then officially request individual... more »
  • FEMA opens doors in Livingston Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 7, 2012 4:05 PM

    SATSUMA - FEMA has opened its doors to residents in Livingston Parish today. A disaster relief center to help people apply for federal aid will be open seven days a week in the shopping center just north of the I-12 Satsuma exit from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. People... more »
  • Livingston Parish FEMA center opens

    September 7, 2012 11:35 AM

    SATSUMA - People who need help with disaster assistance in Livingston Parish can visit a new FEMA center which opened this morning. The center is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the shopping center just north of the I-12 Satsuma exit. After Saturday, the center will stay... more »
  • Red Cross, food banks asking for donations

    September 7, 2012 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Red Cross chapters and food banks across Louisiana have been busy helping people out after Hurricane Isaac, and now they're asking for help as well. FEMA said the organizations are asking for donations to help replenish supplies they've used giving relief to people affected by the... more »
  • FEMA assessment teams in area today

    September 7, 2012 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Assessment teams from FEMA are in East Baton Rouge and St. Martin parishes today, looking at damage to see if it qualifies the parish for inidividual federal aid. The teams will survey conditions and damage left behind from Hurricane Isaac, according to FEMA, and present a... more »
  • Five more parishes approved for FEMA aid

    September 6, 2012 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA approved five more south Louisiana parishes for individual assistance today in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, according to state emergency officials. Residents in Assumption, St. Helena, St. James, Terrebonne and Washington parishes are now eligible for federal assistance to cover uninsured damages from the stormor... more »
  • People in flooded Livingston Parish get answers from FEMA

    September 5, 2012 10:20 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT- People filled a room, looking for answers to their recovery from Hurricane Isaac. Congressman Bill Cassidy joined FEMA reps for a town hall meeting. "Most of my concern was about the MRE's and stuff," said Brandy Vance. "If there are MRE's...that will be a big help.... more »
  • Ricks: Could be a few days before debris removal begins

    September 5, 2012 1:40 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said today it could take a few more days to complete plans for debris removal after Hurricane Isaac. Ricks told News 2 it's taking some time because the parish is trying to avoid many of the problems they faced after Hurricane Gustav... more »
  • Tangipahoa added to FEMA individual assistance list

    September 5, 2012 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tangipahoa has been added to the list of parishes eligible for individual FEMA disaster assistance. Governor Bobby Jindal made the announcement this morning. A total of 11 parishes in South Louisiana, including Livingston and Ascension, are now eligible for individual assistance. FEMA says $10 million... more »
  • FEMA tours parishes to decide on disaster areas

    September 4, 2012 9:23 PM

    ASSUMPTION - Disaster experts from FEMA toured the parish Tuesday, looking at the devastation. What they found will be used to determine if Assumption Parish should be added to the list of declared disaster areas in Louisiana. Currently, 10 parishes are on that list, which qualifies people for special... more »
  • Livingston Parish initiates FEMA hotline check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2012 4:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON - In an effort to speed up the recovery process and FEMA assessment following Tropical Storm Isaac, Livingston Parish has established a Hurricane Disaster Recovery Team. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks is asking all families whose property was damaged by Isaac to call the hotline at 225-686-3996. Callers... more »
  • St. Charles Parish added for FEMA individual aid

    September 4, 2012 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Charles Parish has been added to the list of Louisiana parishes with heavy damage from Hurricane Isaac approved by FEMA for individual assistance grants. Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced the addition Tuesday. FEMA's approval of St. Charles Parish brings the number of parishes to 10 where... more »
  • FEMA activates program to help pay for hotel stays

    September 3, 2012 9:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- FEMA activated its Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, which allows people to receive help paying for hotels or motels after Hurricane Isaac. "Transitional Sheltering Assistance offers survivors temporary accommodations until other housing options can be identified and put in place," said Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Hall. "We... more »
  • Unemployment aid available for Isaac victims

    September 3, 2012 10:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - People living in Louisiana parishes or Mississippi counties approved for individual aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and who have lost work because of the storm are eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. In Louisiana, the parishes are Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St.... more »
  • Individual FEMA aid now available

    August 31, 2012 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency says people in five Louisiana parishes can apply for grants for temporary housing and home repairs, and to cover uninsured property losses from Hurricane Isaac. FEMA says the major disaster declaration for Louisiana was amended Friday to allow individual aid in Jefferson,... more »
  • Obama declares emergency in Louisiana

    August 27, 2012 4:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana as that state prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac. The White House said Obama informed Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal of the emergency declaration in a phone call Monday. The declaration makes federal funding available for emergency activities related... more »
  • WH: Obama tells FEMA to closely monitor Isaac

    August 26, 2012 3:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama has told the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate closely with officials in states and localities in the path of tropical storm Isaac. Obama also has told the governor of Florida that federal officials are prepared to help ensure the safety... more »

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