Preparing to Apply: Disaster/Hurricane Assistance

Monday, August 15th 5:30 pm -7:30 pm CST Monroe Civic Center 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expy. Monroe, LA 71201 To register : Preparing to Apply: Disaster/Hurricane Assistance (lsbdc.org) FREE and OPEN to the Public   TOPIC: DISASTER MITIGATION As Hurricane Season approaches, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to prioritize equitably supporting impacted communities … Continue reading Preparing to Apply: Disaster/Hurricane Assistance

FEMA Updates Digital Preparedness Tools

Release Date: August 1, 2022 FEMA has two new ways to help people in Louisiana be better prepared for severe weather and hurricanes: 1) the redesigned FEMA app for smartphones and 2) the updated text-to-shelter service. Smartphone App FEMA recently released a redesigned smartphone app that gives users more personalized options. Downloading the app and … Continue reading FEMA Updates Digital Preparedness Tools

St. Charles Parish officials hope new weather tech will help in storm response and recovery

ST. CHARLES PARISH (WVUE) - It’s been nearly one year since Hurricane Ida made landfall and many are still trying to rebuild. In St. Charles Parish, officials are preparing ahead of the next big storm. They say a new interactive weather station will not only help parish officials with response, but help residents in recovery. “This is … Continue reading St. Charles Parish officials hope new weather tech will help in storm response and recovery

Review and Update Insurance Coverage

As we continue through this hurricane season, it is never too late to review your insurance policy, especially if there are any changes to your underwriter.  It is useful to remember that there are two important entities that support the Louisiana Insurance consumers.  The Louisiana Guaranty Association (LIGA) was designed to create a safety net … Continue reading Review and Update Insurance Coverage

FEMA Administrator Criswell Announces National Building Codes Initiative with White House

Release Date: June 1, 2022 WASHINGTON -- June 1 officially marks the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season, and according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 2022 outlook it will be another active season. FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell stressed the importance of taking preparedness measures early while at the National Hurricane Center in Miami earlier … Continue reading FEMA Administrator Criswell Announces National Building Codes Initiative with White House

Hurricane Season Begins Today

Prep for #HurricaneSeason2022 1. Register for the LABEOC Business Network - https://wordpress.com/view/labeoc.org 2. Download the Hurricane Toolkit for Business - https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2020-04/ready_business_hurricane-toolkit.pdf 3. Visit http://getagameplan.org

NOAA Predicts Above-Normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Ongoing La Niña, above-average Atlantic temperatures set the stage for busy season ahead 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, are predicting above-average hurricane activity this year — which would make it the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season. NOAA’s outlook for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, … Continue reading NOAA Predicts Above-Normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Greater Lafourche Port Commission plans Hurricane Readiness Meeting for Port and Airport Tenants

SAVE THE DATE! The Greater Lafourche Port Commission is holding its annual HURRICANE READINESS MEETING FOR PORT AND AIRPORT TENANTS Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10:00 a.m. at the Greater Lafourche Port Commission’s Wilbert Collins, Sr. Operations Center 180 A.O. Rappelet Road Port Fourchon, LA 70357 (Agenda and RSVP information to follow) Port Fourchon Operations Center … Continue reading Greater Lafourche Port Commission plans Hurricane Readiness Meeting for Port and Airport Tenants

Hurricane Prep Week is May 1-7

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Policyholder Bill of Rights

From our friends in the Louisiana Department of Insurance. The Office of Consumer Advocacy, within the Department of Insurance, is charged with informing, educating, assisting, and inspiring citizens to become more aware of the important role insurance plays their lives. We exist to serve the citizens of Louisiana. With yet another storm season approaching, the … Continue reading Policyholder Bill of Rights

Spend FEMA Grants Only on Hurricane Recovery

This holiday season, as Louisiana homeowners and renters continue to receive disaster funds, FEMA wants to remind you that federal grant money may only be used for disaster-related expenses. Receiving Grant Money Once an application is complete, it only takes FEMA a few days to deposit the money into the bank account you provided. It … Continue reading Spend FEMA Grants Only on Hurricane Recovery

Hurricane Ida Survivors Must Apply with FEMA – Just Once – for Housing Eligibility

Hurricane Ida survivors who have applied with FEMA for disaster assistance may be considered for FEMA’s direct temporary housing. There is no need to apply more than once, and no additional application is required to be considered for housing. Once a survivor has applied, FEMA will call eligible applicants whose homes were destroyed or are … Continue reading Hurricane Ida Survivors Must Apply with FEMA – Just Once – for Housing Eligibility

FEMA: Disaster Assistance Still Available as Deadline Approaches

BATON ROUGE, La. – As Louisiana continues to recover from Hurricane Ida, FEMA encourages survivors to apply for disaster assistance before it’s too late. The deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 29. Many times, homeowners don’t apply because they believe the damage to their home is insufficient, but later discover hidden disaster-related damage. Survivors whose … Continue reading FEMA: Disaster Assistance Still Available as Deadline Approaches

FEMA Assistance May be Available for Reburials in Louisiana

FEMA Fact Sheet: Oct. 14, 2021 DR-4611-LA FS 027 October 2021 Financial assistance for reburials may be available to Louisiana survivors after Hurricane Ida caused damage to cemeteries. Who is Eligible and What is Covered? Survivors may be eligible for reburial assistance from FEMA, if: o The damage to the grave site or above-ground vault … Continue reading FEMA Assistance May be Available for Reburials in Louisiana

FEMA Home Inspections: What to Expect

FEMA Fact Sheet: October 15, 2021 DR-4611-LA FS 028 October 2021 If you applied with FEMA and you cannot live in your home because of damage caused by Hurricane Ida, a FEMA inspector will contact you to set up either a remote or in-person, exterior-only home inspection. FEMA home inspections help determine whether a home … Continue reading FEMA Home Inspections: What to Expect

Port Fourchon: Final Update for Storm Recovery

Port Fourchon: Final Update for Storm Recovery

USACE’s mobile Blue Roof sign-up vehicles in Tangipahoa, St. Charles, St. Helena, Livingston, St. John the Baptist, and Lafourche Parishes

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is announcing the latest mobile locations for its Blue Roofprogram sign-up as of Oct. 6. The three Mobile Communication Vehicles will be in place from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily to assist residents with Hurricane Ida structural roof damage to apply for the Federal … Continue reading USACE’s mobile Blue Roof sign-up vehicles in Tangipahoa, St. Charles, St. Helena, Livingston, St. John the Baptist, and Lafourche Parishes

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Luling

BATON ROUGE, La. – A Disaster Recovery Center is now open in Luling in St. Charles Parish, at the Edward Dufresne Community Center. Survivors can get assistance with their FEMA applications, upload documents and get questions answered about federal disaster assistance. Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are also on hand to provide … Continue reading Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Luling

Disaster Recovery Center in Boutte to Close Oct. 6

Disaster Recovery Center in Boutte to Close Oct. 6

New Disaster Recovery Center Opens in New Orleans

New Disaster Recovery Center Opens in New Orleans