FEMA Declared disaster relief 4277
DR-4277 Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding

Declared Disaster March & August, 2016 DR-4263 & DR-4277

From March 8 through April 8, 2016, more than 3 dozen parishes in Louisiana experienced severe storms and flooding. A Major Disaster Declaration covering these parishes was issued on March 13, 2016 (MDD 4263). From August 11 through August 31, 2016, severe storms and flooding affected nearly 2 dozen parishes. A Major Disaster Declaration for these parishes was issued on August 14, 2016 (MDD 4277). Seven parishes were included in both the March and August Major Disaster Declarations.[3] The notice covers Major Disaster Declarations (MDDs) 4263 and 4277,[4] issued on March 13, 2016, and August 14, 2016, respectively.

HUD CDBG-DR Program Allocations, Obligations, and Expenditures.

  1. 2016 Louisiana Floods

Timeline of events effecting the citizens of the state of Louisiana.

This is an live document which is updated as research continues and when events take place that affect the citizens of the state.

Louisiana Timeline

  • 08/13/16


    The Flood of 2016

    Technology showed heavy rains, high river levels and poor water flow.

    Never again will we question technology.

  • 08/15/16


    JBE-2016-65 Executive Order

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    Executive order JBE-2016-65 Section 2 flawed.

    "There must be a mechanism for public input... and the opportunity to modify priorities and plans based on such input".

  • 09/19/16


    LA 2016 Task force formed

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    An email was sent out to 22 individuals thanking them for agreeing to be a member of the Restore LA Task Force.

    Thank you for agreeing to serve on the Governor's Restore Louisiana Task Force, which is charged with establishing short and long-term priorities in developing plans for recovery and redevelopment throughout the state of Louisiana as a result of the March and August flooding events.

  • 11/21/16


  • 01/18/17


  • 08/07/17


  • 8/9/17


    Adverse Financial Conditions

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    Adverse Financial Conditions force SBA to decline loans while state of Louisiana still counts the approved amount.

  • 07/12/2018


  • 07/14/18


  • 7-18-2018


  • 7-19-2018


    $683 Million CDBG-DR

    $683 million locked

    Louisiana Task Force members promise $683 to pay SBA loans only if Congressional SBA fix works.

  • 07/06/2019


  • 07/15/2019


  • 07/17/2019



  • Restore Louisiana Action Plan 12 may suggest budget mismanagement improprieties toward SBA recipients.
    Writers Pool

    HUD Guidance published June 2019 suggests state grantees may not have budgeted according HUD National Objectives. State agendas not serving the Low- to Moderate-income (LMI) communities may have limited funding to SBA DOB victims in higher income classes.

  • State of Louisiana Action Plan Amendment 12 Public Comments you are welcome to use and share all fact checked
    Murray Wennerlund

    Great Floods of 2016 Grantee Louisiana OCD-DRU Action Plan Amendment 12 is open for public comments. Public Comment Period: July 24th, 2019 until 5 p.m. August 6th, 2019 please find comment suggestions and comments you may use on issues impacting us all

  • 2016 Flood victims waiting nearly 3 years could see their grants terminated by next Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
    Murray Wennerlund

    State of Louisiana OCD-DRU announces via Email, Phone call and Postal Mail to homeowners that their grants will be rescinded if they do not close on the grant award by July 31, 2019.

  • Executive Branch agency HUD forces Louisiana Gov. to assist low income households, plans released in APA 12.
    Murray Wennerlund

    State of Louisiana published Action Plan Amendment 12, the action plan required by HUD is to show proof the state will be assisting the Low to Moderate Income households as instructed by the Executive Branch Agency, Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • Grantee Louisiana Grant B-16-DL-22-0001 HUD CDBG-DR Program Allocations, Obligations, and Expenditures.
    Writers Pool

    Follow the flow of American taxpayer dollars as it leaves the hands of Washington D.C. executive branch agency control for state government control and management to be used for disaster recovery programs per policy and procedure of HUD CDBG-DR programs.

  • Communicating with State workers and their Sub-Contractors.
    Writers Pool

    Our CTA refused to provide us with information to allow us to move forward in the program. I knew what we needed he refused to answer. We reported him to the state from the director to the Governor and nothing was done about it.

  • 1,565 Louisiana homeowners may lose nearly $58 million in HUD CDBG-DR grants because they are moving too slow.
    Murray Wennerlund

    Awarded and accepted a Restore LA grant? You must close out on that grant with all required documents by July 31, 2019 or your grant award will be revoked and your recovery will end without federal assistance as ordered by state director Patrick Forbes.

  • May of 2017 started like any other May with the Third Appropriation Scenarios that seemed logical at the time.
    Murray Wennerlund

    When you review the document published here youll see from the beginning that the program did have a clear mind and was focused on saying they would help as many people as possible. But what happened over the 2017 year that ended hope for many victims?

  • East Baton Rouge is awarded $11.25 million for Disaster Mitigation Planning and Design work.
    Murray Wennerlund

    It was 1953, DR-3, Floods in Louisiana, study shows water runs toward the gulf. Then in the 70s, 80s, water still flows the same direction with ponding along the way. In 1991, engineers hired to study how to dig a ditch 12 miles long asked for more money

  • eGrantsPlus 4.2 Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program Grant Policy Changes side by side view

    eGrants Award Instructions dont change often but when they do you need to know what changed and you need to read your grant instructions. You may not be aware of all the policy rule changes that may place you as ineligible anytime during your recovery.

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