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

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Amite

BATON ROUGE, La. – A Disaster Recovery Center is now open in Amite, in St. Helena Parish, at the Fifth Ward Recreation District. Survivors affected by Hurricane Ida can get help with their disaster assistance applications, upload documents and get questions answered. Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are also on hand to … Continue reading Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Amite

Port Fourchon Recovery Update

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission has been granted approval for a ONE-TIME PICKUP of large-scale debris for Fourchon facilities on port property. P

FEMA in the Field: Disaster Survivor Assistance and Disaster Recovery Centers

FEMA in the Field: Disaster Survivor Assistance and Disaster Recovery Centers

FEMA Offers Equal Access to All Disaster Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA and the state of Louisiana are committed to providing disaster assistance to people with disabilities and access and functional needs. Assistance is also available for those who communicate in languages other than English. Some individuals without a disability may have temporary or long-term conditions where they also need a little … Continue reading FEMA Offers Equal Access to All Disaster Survivors

FEMA/State Supports Ida Survivors with Temporary Sheltering and Housing Solutions on their Unique Paths to Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA and the State of Louisiana are working hard together to ensure that survivors of Hurricane Ida living in hard-hit parishes have safe places to stay temporarily while they take steps to recover. To help address the shortage of sheltering and housing options in Southeast Louisiana, the state is establishing some … Continue reading FEMA/State Supports Ida Survivors with Temporary Sheltering and Housing Solutions on their Unique Paths to Recovery

USACE’s mobile Blue Roof sign-up vehicles in Assumption, St. Charles, Tangipahoe, Terrebonne parishes

BATON ROUGE, Lousiana -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is announcing the latest mobile locations for its Blue Roof program sign up starting Sept 30. The three Mobile Communication Vehicles (MCVs) will be in place from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily to assist residents with Hurricane Ida structural roof damage apply for the … Continue reading USACE’s mobile Blue Roof sign-up vehicles in Assumption, St. Charles, Tangipahoe, Terrebonne parishes