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fx options broker singapore The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.


Classes start September 4, 2012


Looking for a place to serve your community? We invite you to become a part of an exciting team of volunteers right here in your own community. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is made up of volunteers just like you and me.

The training is FREE and you receive a CERT Backpack (filled with tools you can use before/after a disaster) after completing the 16 hours of training. You are taught Disaster Preparedness, Fire Suppression, Light Search and Rescue, and CPR AED Certification.

Think about it, what better way to give back to your community, just by giving up a few hours to serve in such a great organization as a CERT member.

Please share this exciting information with your friends, co-workers, and congregations...

Classes will run September 4, 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2.   Time: 5pm till 9pm

Be sure to "Get Registered Today" Click here to register or call Vicki Travis (Tangipahoa OEP Office) @ 985-748-3211 / email:


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FEMA Advisers to Offer Home Repair Tips in Four Parishes

BATON ROUGE, La. – Property owners who are rebuilding after Hurricane Isaac can receive a free consultation with Hazard Mitigation advisers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at home improvement centers in Ascension, East Baton Rouge, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes starting Monday.

The advisers can offer tips and techniques on how to protect homes from future disaster-related damage and other measures to make homes stronger and safer; they also offer advice on topics such as:

  • emergency preparedness
  • roof repair
  • rebuilding flooded homes
  • home elevation
  • flood insurance
  • mold and mildew cleanup


options broker singapore Most of the information and free publications provided are geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors. The mitigation stations will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 29 to Nov. 12.

Ascension Parish

12484 Airline Highway
Gonzales, LA 70737


East Baton Rouge Parish

Home Depot
18139 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810


St. Tammany Parish

Home Depot
143 Northshore Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70460


Tangipahoa Parish

3007 Highway 190 West
Hammond, LA  70401


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best trading platform in singapore Businesses that experienced damage or loss due to Hurricane Isaac. There is no appointment necessary, consultants will be on hand to help as people come in.

SBA and SBDC will be available in Tangipahoa Parish on September 26th from 9:00am until 4:30pm to meet with businesses that were impacted by Hurricane Isaac. There will be consultants from SBA here to answer questions and help with loan applications. The SBDC consultants will be on hand to provide long term counseling, help with business needs and continuity plans, and answer questions.
Tangipahoa Parish
Southeast Louisiana Business Center
1514 Martens Drive
Hammond, LA 70401
September 26th
9:00am – 4:30pm

Business owners seeking assistance regarding the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program can meet one-on-one with specialists from the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

All existing SBA loans may be eligible for a deferment, on a case-by-case basis.

SBA customer service representatives will be available to:

  • Answer questions about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan and other loan programs
  • Issue loan applications and explain the application process
  • Help business owners complete their applications
  • Answer questions and provide information regarding previous SBA disaster loans for possible deferral
LSBDC consultants will be available to:
  • Provide long-term, no-cost business counseling
  • Provide financial, marketing, and management planning assistance
  • Identify immediate needs of the business
  • Help re-establish operations or plan for the future
  • Help update or rewrite business plans
  • Provide loan preparation support
  • Assist with preparing loan deferral requests
  • Help prepare business continuity plans
All counseling services are free. For additional information, contact a Business Recovery Center listed below or visit

Business Recovery Centers
Jefferson Parish
Coastal Communities Consulting
Hong Kong Shopping Center  
925 Behrman Highway, Suite 17
Terry Town, LA 70056
Thursday and Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Opens September 7th
Jefferson Parish
UNO Jefferson Center
3330 N. Causeway Blvd, Suite 422
Metarie, LA 70002
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Opens September 7th
Jefferson Parish
700 Churchill Parkway
Avondale, LA 70094
Monday and Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Opens September 10th
Orleans Parish
JOB1 Business and Career Solution Center
Goodwill Building
3400 Tulane Avenue, Suite 2400
New Orleans, LA  70130
Monday and Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open September 10th
St. John the Baptist Parish
Business Resource Center
2015 West Airline Highway
La Place, LA 70068
Thursday and Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open September 13th
St. Bernard Parish
Gulf Coast Bank
1801 E. Judge Perez
Chalmette, LA  70043
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open September 10th
St. Tammany Parish
St. Tammany Economic
Development Foundation
21489 Koop Drive
Mandeville, LA 70471
Monday and Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open September 10th
St. Tammany Parish
City of Slidell Mayor’s Office
2055 Second Street
2nd floor
Slidell, LA 70458
Thursday and Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Opens September 7th
Plaquemines Parish
Fisheries Assistance Center
8018 Hwy 23
(Regions Bank Bldg)
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open September 10th

The Louisiana Economic Development and U.S. Small Business Administration opened business recovery centers to provide immediate assistance to small business owners impacted by Hurricane Isaac.


Residents in Tangipahoa Parish may bring their storm debris to the parish roadside to be removed.  Vegetative debris and construction debris must be divided into separate piles and not comingled.  The parish will also remove white goods (refrigerators, freezer, washer and dryers, etc.).  Parish crews will begin removing debris on Monday, September, 10, 2012.

Hurricane Isaac Relief Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

$300,000 in emergency grants now available for nonprofit organizations in affected areas


New Orleans, LA | September 3, 2012 - The Greater New Orleans Foundation announced today the availability of $300,000 to nonprofit organizations working to meet the most pressing needs of individuals and families in the following parishes: Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Terrbonne.

The grants from this fund are to provide direct relief in the form of food, water, and clothing in the wake of the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Isaac throughout the region. “These resources are to help those who need immediate assistance,” said Albert Ruesga, president and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation.  “We are funding nonprofit organizations that are helping people who have faced incredible hardships and need life’s basics like food, water, and shelter.”

Organizations that wish to apply can access the application on the Foundation’s website here. Grants from this fund will average between $5,000 and $10,000 and the Foundation will continue to make grants until all the funds have been expended.

Applications are also available at the offices of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, 1055 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA.

The Greater New Orleans Foundation is the community foundation serving the 13-parish Greater New Orleans region. We design and lead initiatives that improve the region, connect donors to community needs, identify and support great nonprofits, and strengthen civil society.


Tangipahoa Parish President Gordon Burgess has received confirmation that Tangipahoa Parish has been declared for Individual Assistance. Individuals can call for assistance at 1-800-621-3362.

BATON ROUGE, La. – More Louisianians can now apply for federal and state disaster assistance, as Tangipahoa Parish was added Wednesday to the major disaster declaration for Hurricane Isaac.

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Tangipahoa Parish may register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for assistance and report their uninsured or underinsured property damage or destruction from the storm.

“We know there was significant damage in Tangipahoa Parish due to Hurricane Isaac and we want to help,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Hall. “Survivors in the parish should register with FEMA so we can start getting assistance to the parish as soon as possible.”

In the week since the major disaster declaration for Louisiana, Individual Assistance (IA) has been made available in 11 parishes: Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John and St. Tammany, and now Tangipahoa.

Disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured individuals may include:

Grants to help pay for temporary housing and emergency home repairs to make a home habitable;

Grants for serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance;

Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Survivors can register online at or via smartphone at Applicants may also call 1-800-621-3362 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. If you use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

Tangipahoa residents affected by the hurricane should register with FEMA even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after their insurance claims have been settled.

Registering with FEMA is required for federal aid, even if the person has registered with another disaster-relief organization or local community or church organization. FEMA registrants must use the name that appears on their Social Security card. They will be asked to provide:

Social Security number

Address of the damaged home or apartment

Description of the damage

Information about insurance coverage

A current contact telephone number

An address where they can get mail

Bank account and routing numbers if they want direct deposit of any financial assistance.

For more information on Louisiana disaster recovery, click or You can follow FEMA on Twitter at or on Facebook at Also visit our blog at




  • RUMOR: There’s no easy way to get true, reliable info about FEMA’s disaster aid programs.

FACT: Straight answers and plain facts are available from the disaster aid program experts on FEMA’s Help Line. Call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585 to learn about disaster assistance programs and to register for aid. You can talk with multilingual experts every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.


  • RUMOR: It’s hard to register for FEMA disaster assistance.

FACT: There are three ways to register for disaster assistance. Call 1-800-621-3362; TTY 1-800-462-7585; online, visit or go to via web-enabled phone. Users of 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 1-800-621-3362.

Louisiana residents who live in parishes designated for federal assistance — Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. John and St. Tammany — are urged to register with FEMA as soon as possible. 


  • RUMOR: It takes a long time for disaster aid to reach survivors.

FACT: FEMA already has Individual Assistance specialists on the ground in Louisiana, and they have already approved more than $1.8 million in assistance to survivors. They will continue to process assistance for eligible survivors as applications are received.


  • RUMOR: Survivors can’t register for FEMA assistance if they have insurance.

FACT: Survivors may be eligible for FEMA disaster aid for their uninsured and underinsured losses and damage.


  • RUMOR: Renters can’t get FEMA aid.

FACT: Renters whose homes were made unlivable by a disaster may be eligible for FEMA disaster grants, including rental assistance and other disaster-related needs. 


  • RUMOR: When survivors register, they immediately qualify and receive payments from FEMA.

FACT:  After survivors register, their completed applications are reviewed, and an inspector may call to schedule an inspection at their home. If survivors are eligible for assistance, they should receive a U.S. Treasury/State check or notification of a direct deposit to their bank accounts. Other types of assistance may be provided later, based on specific eligibility and need.


  • RUMOR: FEMA is issuing survivors $200 checks for food and $400 checks for electricity.

FACT:  FEMA does not issue checks for food or electricity.


  • RUMOR: FEMA is issuing food stamps to Hurricane Isaac survivors.

FACT:  The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) will begin on Sept. 5 taking applications for disaster food stamps, now known as the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP). Survivors can apply by calling 1-888-524-3578.


  • RUMOR: It takes weeks before a FEMA housing inspector visits.

FACT: On this recovery operation, it is taking only two to three days for an inspector to call and schedule a property inspection.


  • RUMOR: Only businesses can get low-interest disaster loans from SBA.

FACT: SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes (including landlords) and private nonprofit organizations for disaster damages not fully covered by insurance or other compensation.


  • RUMOR: Immigrants do not qualify for federal assistance.

FACT: It’s true that applicants must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or a qualified alien to be eligible for FEMA grants. However, aid may be available if someone registers on behalf of a child in the home who is a U.S. citizen or a qualified alien.


  • RUMOR: FEMA is paying to remove debris from private property.

FACT: FEMA is reviewing whether this program will be available for Hurricane Isaac damage.


  • RUMOR: Survivors with roof damage can get free tarps through Operation Blue Roof.

FACT: The official “Blue Roof” program is not launched but some voluntary organizations are providing tarps for damaged homes. Contact Louisiana 2-1-1 for more information.


More information about this disaster is available online at or


Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status.  If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

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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Intergovernmental Affairs

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Presidents Message

“Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

Gordon BurgessThe Tangipahoa Parish Governmental departments and agencies have prepared this online resource center to tell you what action to take if there is an emergency in your home, neighborhood, or the parish.  Although we do not like to anticipate a disaster, we need to be prepared.  The primary purpose of this Online Resource Center and downloadable Storm Survival Guide© is to help save lives and property.  These resources provide individuals and families with information and guidance on what can be done to enhance survival in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.

I, as Tangipahoa Parish President, ask you to please take the time to read the information provided and make sure that every member of your family understands what it says.  Talk about the information with your friends and neighbors as well as members of the Tangipahoa Parish public service agencies, such as the Tangipahoa Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, your local fire departments, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and any medical personnel.  You can print the complete Tangipahoa Parish Storm Survival Guide by clicking HERE. (Easy to follow printing instructions are given.)  Keep this guide in a handy place.  Hard copies of this guide are available from your local public libraries throughout the parish.

Disaster and emergencies affecting the parish can sometimes develop quickly with little or no advance warning.  In the event of a disaster, being unprepared and uninformed may jeopardize the welfare of you and your family and/or home.

Gordon A. Burgess
Parish President


SBA Business Recovery Assistance Available at STEDF
Starting Monday, September 10, the SBA's Business Recovery Assistance Team will be at STEDF's office, 21489 Koop Drive, Ste. 7 in Mandeville. The team is available to meet with businesses impacted by Hurricane Isaac on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30am to 5:30pm. There will be an office in Slidell on Thursdays and Fridays and information will be provided once a location is confirmed.

St. Tammany Disaster Recovery Center
St. Tammany Parish Towers Building
520 Old Spanish Trail, Slidell
Hours: 8am-5pm starting Sept. 2 until further notice

The Disaster Recovery Center is for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Isaac. Specialists from the state of Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

Business Recovery Links

Resident Recovery Links


Bring T-Gator to your school

The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LOHSEP) has developed a program called “Get a Game Plan” to reach Louisiana citizens, businesses, and even our children, to help us be prepared in the event of an emergency.

GOHSEP has reached out to each parish with an active Citizen Corps program, and Tangipahoa Parish is included.  The Tangipahoa Parish Citizen Corps is presenting a children’s version of the “Get a Game Plan” program to schools in the parish, with T-Gator as the mascot.  Any school may request the program, which has been a big hit so far.  The organization has made presentations at Independence Head Start, Holy Ghost Catholic School, and the Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation luncheon.

 For more information or to request the program at your school, please contact Vickie Travis at (985) 748-3211.