HUD Secretary Carson visits Denham Springs a year after the flood
Posted on 8/15/2017 5:45:00 AM.

Members of Louisiana's Congressional delegation and the governor toured Denham Springs with HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson Monday, and praised him for efforts in cutting red tape during flood recovery. Carson says he is very pleased and impressed with the progress south Louisiana has made since last August.

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Congressman Graves concerned about flood recovery dollars getting to victims
Posted on 8/8/2017 3:54:00 AM.

As Louisiana is approaching the one year anniversary of the historic flooding, Congressman Garret Graves is concerned with the slow pace of funding getting into the hands of flood victims. Graves says only 1% of the two billion additional dollars allocated by the federal government has been dispersed to flooded homeowners. He says it’s very difficult to quantify the remaining unmet needs when so much money is in the bank.

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Governor Edwards announces $220 million will go to fund flood control projects in the Capital region
Posted on 7/19/2017 12:58:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards announced today federal funding for flood control projects in the Baton Rouge area. Edwards says 220 million dollars will go to local governments in the Capital region as part of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

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Farm recovery grant program meetings scheduled
Posted on 7/13/2017 3:38:00 AM.

Three out of four farm recovery grant program meetings are scheduled for today for farmers and ranchers who suffered losses as a result of the March and August 2016 floods. Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Mike Strain says during these meetings, the guidelines and application process for receiving recovery grant money will be discussed.

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Gov. Edwards faces criticism in D.C. over the handling of August flood
Posted on 4/5/2017 1:03:00 PM.

Republican lawmakers criticized Governor John Bel Edwards’ handling of the deadly August flood during a Congressional hearing in Washington D.C. today. The chairman of the panel, Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, couldn’t believe the governor didn’t know how many people were still displaced.

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FEMA says flood victims needing mobile home will receive one by January 31st
Posted on 12/15/2016 3:26:00 AM.

FEMA announces any flood victims awaiting a manufactured housing unit will receive one by January 31st. Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer for FEMA Tito Hernandez says 25-hundred families are currently eligible to live in a mobile home.

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AARP Foundation announces $1 million in donations for flood recovery
Posted on 11/30/2016 5:22:00 AM.

The AARP Foundation announces one million dollars in donations are being used to assist older individuals impacted by the devastating August flood. Director of AARP Louisiana, Denise Bottcher, says the money went to 16 non-profit organizations who are assisting in the rebuilding efforts. Bottcher says over 7,400 donors provided money to help older flood victims get back in their homes.

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This Thanksgiving is different for flood victims
Posted on 11/24/2016 1:58:00 AM.

Thanksgiving is different this year for flood victims still displaced after the August flooding. Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry says 80% of the homes and businesses in their town had flood damage. He says it’s a struggle for homeowners to find qualified workers to fix up their homes and repairs are expensive.

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Today is last day to register for FEMA disaster assistance
Posted on 11/14/2016 2:33:00 AM.

Today is the final day for flood victims to register for Disaster Assistance. Ray Perez with FEMA says approximately 152,000 individuals have registered for federal aid. He says families are finally able to start the recovery process.

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Gov. Edwards seeks reconsideration to lessen state's share of March flooding disaster response
Posted on 11/1/2016 11:28:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards is asking President Obama to reconsider lessening the state’s share of disaster response for the March flooding event. Currently, Louisiana must pay 25% of the cost rather than the requested 10%. Deputy Director of Recovery for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Mark Riley,

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