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Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Louisiana private nonprofit organizations of the Aug. 23, 2021, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for property damage caused by severe winter storms that occurred Feb. 11-19, 2021. Private nonprofits that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded small nonfarm businesses in 21 parishes of the Aug. 2, 2021, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by Hurricane Laura and winds in the following primary parishes that occurred Aug. 26-28, 2020.

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Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in Louisiana following President Biden’s federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of severe winter storms that occurred Feb. 11-19, 2021 Private nonprofits that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance. 

These low-interest federal disaster loans are available in Allen, Beauregard, Bossier, Caddo, Catahoula, Concordia, De Soto, East Baton Rouge, Grant, La Salle, Lincoln, Ouachita, St. Helena, Union, and Washington parishes.

NWS Shreveport

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Noon Thursday. Expect mixed precipitation for the entire event but the higher snow totals should be north of the I-20 Corridor with the higher freezing rain totals likely near and south of the I-20 Corridor.

Survivors who purchased or rented a generator and/or chainsaw as a result of Hurricane Laura may be able to receive FEMA reimbursement.

FEMA cannot reimburse equipment paid for by another source, such as homeowner’s, flood, or other types of insurance. Duplicate payments or reimbursements for assistance provided by insurance or any other source are prohibited by law.

NWS Shreveport

Hurricane Laura Local Statement Advisory Number 30
National Weather Service Shreveport LA AL132020
522 AM CDT Thu Aug 27 2020

This product covers ArkLaTex and the Four State Region

**LAURA MOVING INLAND TOWARD CENTRAL LOUISIANA AS A POTENT
HURRICANE**

NEW INFORMATION
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ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077-TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-270600-

Hurricane Laura Local Statement Advisory Number 28
National Weather Service Shreveport LA AL132020
459 PM CDT Wed Aug 26 2020

This product covers ArkLaTex and Four State Region

**Category Four Hurricane Laura Approaching the Louisiana Coast with
Significant Inland Impacts Expected**

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- None

NWS Shreveport

Forecasters are warning of hurricane-force wind gusts and hail across the region as a potent storm threatens to spin up tornadoes and drench  Louisiana and Arkansas with heavy rains up to 3 inches.  The storm system will form a squall line in Texas and move into North Louisiana after midnight. The National Weather Service says wind gusts could top 80 mph — the speed of a Category 1 hurricane.

Take time now to prepare. Have multiple ways to recieve weather warnings including a battery power radio tuned to 90.3 KEDM Public Radio. 

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A recent study found the University of Louisiana Monroe contributed $566.8 million to the Northeast Louisiana* economy in Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

Conducted for ULM by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), the compelling study shows how the university is unmatched in its positive impact to the students, the region and the state. The university supports a variety of businesses and it benefits society as an economic driver, among other contributions.

foodbanknela.org

The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana been chosen as one of the Top 200 nationwide finalists for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program. If the Food Bank makes the Top 40 most voted causes, it will use the $25,000 grant to expand Senior programs to provide over 200 more low income senior citizens with a monthly box of food. The Food Bank needs the support of the entire community to get the votes it will take to win!

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