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LA - FEMA shares Hurricane Laura recovery statistics after 6 months

Six months ago, communities across 21 parishes in Louisiana experienced the devastating effects of Hurricane Laura.

October 31, 2016

Neighborhoods were shattered, homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed, and lives were upended.

Day after day Louisianans continue to recover. FEMA and its partner federal agencies are still in Louisiana and will remain in the state to provide all the assistance that individuals, state and local governments are eligible to receive.

Here for the long-term, FEMA’s Interagency Recovery Coordination (IRC) team has ramped up its engagement with local, state and federal partners to help facilitate a whole community recovery. IRC has mobilized more than $1.25 million to its partner federal agencies to provide technical assistance and subject matter experts. They are working with state agencies and local communities to identify strategies, resources and timelines with the goal of helping communities recover and become more resilient.

To see some advances toward recovery that have already been made, check out the video: Hurricane Laura 6 Month Comparison – YouTube.

Hurricane Laura: By the Numbers

As of Feb 28, FEMA has assisted more than 230,000 families and hundreds of businesses in the form of Individual Assistance grants, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans and National Flood Insurance (NFIP) disbursements.

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