Beware of Fraudulent Contractors

FEMA and the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) caution disaster survivors to be aware of post-disaster fraud and scams. Attempts to scam residents can be made over the phone, by mail or email, through the internet or in person. It is important to remain alert. Con artists are creative and [...]

Beware of Fraudulent Contractors2024-02-06T10:08:06-06:00

Resource Recovery Fair for Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes

The Southwest Long-Term Recovery Committee will host a Resource Recovery Fair for Calcasieu and Cameron parishes this weekend. This event will be a one-stop source for recovery information provided by subject matter experts on hand from multiple agencies and organizations. Event details are included in the attached flyer and also outlined below. Please feel free [...]

Resource Recovery Fair for Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes2024-02-06T10:08:08-06:00

Insects Commonly Mistaken for Mosquitos

Our parish has seen a dramatic increase in a number of insects that are very similar in appearance to mosquitoes. Crane flies and midges are among the most common insects resembling mosquitoes in our parish at this time. Most of our complaints recently have been dealing with midges. They hatch from polluted or highly organic [...]

Insects Commonly Mistaken for Mosquitos2024-02-06T10:08:09-06:00

SWLA Coastal Cleanup

Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:00 AM -  11:00 AM CT RUTHERFORD BEACH GULF OF MEXICO, Creole, LA 70632 The beach cleanup event will provide local support to an area in southwest Louisiana recently devastated by two major hurricanes, Laura and Delta during the 2020 hurricane season. Participants should plan to arrive between 7:00-7:30am to gather [...]

SWLA Coastal Cleanup2024-02-06T10:08:12-06:00

Louisiana Cemetery Response Task Force Seeking Good Samaritans

The Louisiana Cemetery Response Task Force is seeking "Good Samaritans" who will adopt damaged graves in Cameron Parish cemeteries to help return these places of final rest to normal. Cameron Parish has many private cemeteries, both church and family owned, that were severely damaged by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. All these cemeteries are eligible for [...]

Louisiana Cemetery Response Task Force Seeking Good Samaritans2024-02-06T10:08:13-06:00

United Way of SWLA Furniture Giveaway

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) -The efforts by United Way of Southwest Louisiana continues as they help locals who lost water, furniture and even their homes to the weather events that have plagued Southwest Louisiana in the last year.   Hundreds of cars lined up and waited for hours to receive free groceries donated and to the [...]

United Way of SWLA Furniture Giveaway2024-02-06T10:08:13-06:00

Feeling Fatigue Due to Disasters?

BATON ROUGE, La. – Many Louisianans are struggling to recover from the successive blows of Hurricanes Laura, Delta and Zeta on top of the nearly yearlong stress and worries of a pandemic. The same is true throughout the nation where hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters came one after another while Covid-19 fears spread.  It is [...]

Feeling Fatigue Due to Disasters?2024-02-06T10:08:15-06:00

Substantial Damage Determination

YOU CAN GET A SECOND OPINION: You may have questions about a letter you received about the “determination” of the storm damage to your property. It’s important to know that this Substantial Damage Determination “SDD”, which was made by FEMA, is not a final number. It’s a starting point. If you feel it is wrong, [...]

Substantial Damage Determination2024-02-06T10:08:16-06:00

Funding Available through the FEMA Funded Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

Funding may become available to mitigate structures in Cameron Parish through the FEMA-funded Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The Parish is in the early stages of applying for long-term recovery funds which, if awarded, may not be available to property owners until the last quarter of 2021. All substantially damaged properties will be required to [...]

Funding Available through the FEMA Funded Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)2024-02-06T10:08:17-06:00

Christmas and New Year Closures

Our offices will be closed on the following days for the upcoming holidays: Christmas December 23rd, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. December 24th and 25th, 2020 New Year's December 31st and January 1st

Christmas and New Year Closures2024-02-06T10:08:18-06:00
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