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The Disaster Recovery Unit within the Division of Administration's Office of Community Development is dedicated to helping Louisiana's citizens recover from hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike and Isaac.

As the state's central point for hurricane recovery, OCD-DRU manages the most extensive rebuilding effort in American history, working closely with local, state and federal partners to ensure that Louisiana recovers safer, stronger and smarter than before.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has appropriated Community Development Block Grant funds to Louisiana for recovery from the 2005, 2008 and 2012 storms:

  • $13.4 billion for recovery from hurricanes Katrina and Rita;

  • $1.09 billion for recovery from hurricanes Gustav and Ike;

  • $66.4 million for recovery from Hurricane Isaac;

  • $2.6 million from HUD's National Disaster Resilience Competition in 2016; and

  • $437.8 million for recovery from the Great Floods of 2016.


1/17/2017Task Force Set to Consider Proposal For $1.2 Billion Flood Appropriation
1/9/2017OCD Outlines Plan For $1.2 Billion At Press Club
1/6/2017Gov. Edwards' Administration Sends Final Plan For $438 Million
1/4/2017Gov. Edwards to Attend Task Force Meeting, Discuss Plans for $1.2 Billion Funding
1/3/2017Proposed Action Plan for Recovery from the Great Floods of 2016
12/27/2016HUD Awards Additional $1.8 Billion for Recovery From 2016 Disasters
12/16/2016Flood Task Force Meets in Northeast La., Accepts Public Comments on Action Plan
12/14/2016State Releases Flood-Recovery Action Plan in Spanish, Vietnamese Languages



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