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Federal disaster funding to supplement aid available for the state of Louisiana

FEMA today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the State of Louisiana
Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all counties and tribes within the state.

The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the State of Louisiana to supplement state and local recovery efforts area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of October 29 to November 3, 2009.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in the parishes of Beauregard, Bossier, Caldwell, Claiborne, De Soto, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Union, and Webster.

Gerard M. Stolar has been named the federal coordinating officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Stolar said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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