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On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation


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A disaster recovery center will open Saturday, March 19, in Bossier City to help Louisiana flood survivors. This center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Louisianans in Seven Parishes Encouraged to Apply for Federal, State Disaster Assistance

Louisiana homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained property damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance.

President Declares Major Disaster for Louisiana

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on March 8, 2016, and continuing.

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Louisiana.

FEMA Honors Two Louisiana Groups’ Achievements in Community Emergency Preparedness

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recognized two Louisiana groups for accomplishments in working to prepare their communities for emergencies. New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps won the award for Outstanding Citizen Corps Partner Program in the 2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana received an honorable mention in the category of Technological Innovations.

Video Documentary Highlights Long-Term Recovery Effort in St. John Parish

NEW ORLEANS, A - August 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nearly a year after Hurricane Isaac’s floodwaters inundated St. John the Baptist Parish, the community’s long-term rebuilding initiative, “One Parish, One Future: Building Back Better and Stronger,” is making great strides

St. Bernard Parish Continues Rebuilding Key Infrastructure with Additional FEMA Grants

EW ORLEANS - June 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced nearly $13.6 million in additional funding to repair sewage systems, canal crossings and roads in St. Bernard Parish damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Parishes Have Customized Community Recovery Resource Guide Available Online

BATON ROUGE, LA - May 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Louisianians understand all too well the importance of building communities that can withstand what Mother Nature hurls at them.

Deadline Approaching in Louisiana for Hurricane Isaac Flood Insurance Claims

BATON ROUGE, LA - April 17, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Louisiana property owners whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac-related flooding have only a short time remaining to file claims for their losses. Most policyholders have until April 22 to complete their proof of loss claims


DENTON, TX - January 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Greater New Orleans area are encouraged to look over newly released preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions

FEMA Obligates Nearly $3.3 Million to Louisiana Department of Public Safety for Hurricane Isaac...

BATON ROUGE, LA - January 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Louisiana Department of Public Safety will receive a nearly $3.3 million federal grant to reimburse the costs it incurred to provide measures to save lives and property before, during and after Hurricane Isaac, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Thursday

Deadline Extended a Third Time for Isaac-Related Flood Insurance Claims in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA - January 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Louisiana property owners with flood insurance policies whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have an additional 30 days to file claims for their flood-related losses. This means most policyholders have until Feb. 21 to complete their proof of loss.

Recovery Milestone Date Coming Soon for Louisiana Hurricane Survivors

BATON ROUGE, LA - November 27, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nov. 29 marks a milestone for Louisiana’s Hurricane Isaac recovery: it’s the registration deadline for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained storm damage, and the closing date for the state’s remaining two Disaster Recovery Centers.

FEMA Advisers Offering Home Repair Tips in Three Parishes

BATON ROUGE, LA - November 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Property owners who are rebuilding after Hurricane Isaac can receive a free consultation with Hazard Mitigation advisers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at home improvement centers in East Baton Rouge, Jefferson and Orleans parishes.

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Slidell Friday

BATON ROUGE, LA - October 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opens Friday in St. Tammany Parish to assist homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained uninsured or underinsured damage to their home or personal property as a result of Hurricane Isaac.


T & I Committee Passes Graves’ Legislation to Improve Disaster Recovery

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure advanced a slate of bills today, including a bipartisan disaster relief bill authored by Reps. Garret Graves (LA-6) and Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.). The legislation, H.R. 1311 is designed to help communities recover from disasters and increase disaster program transparency and oversight