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New Hurricane evacuation maps have been released for South Louisiana. The first Link is for South Central and Southwest Louisiana. The Second is for the New Orleans area, but also includes additional hurricane preparedness info that all can use.
For more information:
State Office of Emergency Preparedness http://www.loep.state.la.us/
State Police Road Closure Hotline: 1-800-469-4828 or link to Road Closures: State Police
Hurricane News Ticker:
A toll-free Hurricane Relief Fraud
Hotline is now available for people who have knowledge of fraud,
waste, abuse, or allegations of mismanagement involving hurricane
relief operations. The Hurricane Relief Fraud Hotline:
or by mail ...
Small Business Administration News
SBA's GULF COAST BUSINESS MATCHMAKING initiative is being provided to disaster area small businesses that are prepared to take advantage of what may be, in many cases, immediate contract opportunities. For this reason, participation in the GULF COAST BUSINESS MATCHMAKING initiative is expressly for those small businesses that are currently registered in the Central Contractor Registry and have the ability to immediately respond to contract opportunities with supplies, services, employees, etc. SBA is prepared to assist small businesses that are not part of CCR with their registration. Please visit www.ccr.gov to begin the process.
For specific questions
concerning mobile registration locations, dates and participation, please
visit SBA?s website at
Business Recovery questions? VisitIDF online
Red Cross 1-800-975-7585
Parish Water Conditions:
No Current Concerns
United Way 337-364-0424
Vermilion Office of Emergency Preparedness 337-898-4308
Iberia Office of Emergency Preparedness 337-369-4427
CARE OF LIVESTOCK AFTER FLOOD
The LSU AgCenter will be helping Cattle Producers and Horse owners in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita. For more information and other tips call 337-369-4440 or visit: LSU Ag Center
Propane tanks or cylinders that are being used for home purposes that may have been turned over and/or submerged in water should contact there propane supplier to check for potential damage to tanks or regulators.
Hurricane Victims Can Reconstruct Property Records Lost in Katrina & Rita
Washington, DC—October 7, 2005—Taxpayers whose property was destroyed or damaged by either of this year’s big hurricanes need documentation of the loss to file claims against their insurance, for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the Small Business Administration (SBA), or to claim casualty loss deductions on their tax returns. Documents needed to prove the amount of the loss may have been destroyed or swept away by the storms, but those documents can be retrieved or reconstructed from many sources, according to the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA).
Residents of any county or parish within the declared presidential disaster areas can obtain a faster refund by amending their 2004 tax return to claim their casualty loss deduction. If tax records were lost in the storm, file IRS Form 4506 as quickly as possible to obtain copies of the previous four years’ federal tax returns. Write “Hurricane Katrina” or Hurricane Rita” in red ink across the top of Form 4506 and the IRS will expedite the request for copies. More information on hurricane tax relief is available by calling a special IRS number: 866-562-5227.
Taxpayers whose homes were damaged or destroyed need to document the initial cost of the home and the cost of all improvements to the home. If home purchase records were lost, contact the attorney or title company that handled the closing of the home purchase and request a copy of the HUD-1 settlement statement. NAEA also suggests contacting the realtor or mortgage lender, as they may have copies of the appraisal for the mortgage. Taxpayers also can ask contractors for copies of invoices for prior home improvement projects.
Your Disaster Aid Check May be at the Post office....
LED Launches Expanded Services for
Getting Back to Business in
New web site, toll-free number support businesses affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Both LEDforward.louisiana.gov and the 866-310-7617 are new tools to identify and register businesses in need and match them with immediately available resources for expenses, such as rent and payroll. These tools will also help Louisiana-based businesses stay connected with LED long term as the department leads the effort to secure federal and state aid for rebuilding the impacted areas of the state. “One of LED’s main goals is to take an active approach during this long recovery process by reaching out and identifying displaced businesses immediately, instead of waiting until financial assistance programs are firmly in place,” says Olivier.
Businesses that register online at
LEDforward.louisiana.gov can sign up for LED
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