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9/2 8:15am Mike Steele, Louisiana Flood Recovery

Sep 2, 2016|

How is the recovery from the Great Flood of 2016 going? If you or your family were affected, where do you stand three weeks later? How long do you think it’ll take to completely recover? Tommy speaks to Mike Steele, Communication Director for the Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness.

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We wanted to check in on. People lower affected by the great flood of Tony sixteen and how the hum recovery is going for them and parish leaders and primarily on its opted to you if your house was flooded if you were affected by the flood. Just give us a call if you can at 504260187. In just let us know how you do one in. And how the recovery is progressing and what's worked in Korea and what isn't working for you and if there's something that's not working or maybe we can. Mean when did that fix Mike Steele joins us right now communication director for the governor's office of security. And emergency preparedness morning Mike. More tell me mom in from native from the government's standpoint how is the recovery from the great flood of Tony sixteen progressing and on if you wanna go parish to perish or are you like to do it. Well camp Hillary you know we can look for our our fourth spot in her. The last few weeks because it's been that unit that were stretched. But this morning on the over in the park forced to abuse and all football or shall workforce. You're baton route in the first home as part of the shelter home for all the contractors are actually in here beginning at war. While we were urged version. Or this new program that the governor helped develop. Shall Monday in Serbia actual construction norms of the home as is kicking off today are looking over your chickens look at what's been dark. And she and Alberta project is going. And explain that if you will mind shelter in place in monument to contractors. Apple weblog talk about is that we need to make sure people know. Shelter called that totally separate program from applying for FEMA assistant. SP assistance or anything you have to ought to this program. All separately. At shelter at home dot Ellie don't go. I'll awarded dog is basically inquiry he's straight he orbiter in charger home wall but long term sure should work. If taking Plavix a contractor actually come in your own store and clean about mach they'll they'll take care. Are they'll serve up some type of EC unit for the whole. Are you give some basic appliances may be many for some other things advocate group. Are you know which were well aware heard it described as almost came out and start all. The governor shortly kick start this program to make sure that people. Who wanted to stay in the communities are in their neighborhoods in your other chargers. There are schools you know it gives him an option that you because that's one of the biggest concerns court. A person's wearing short. Where is the money to make comments from. I could actually handle repeat most PA systems. Off in public assistance in Tibet the same side. Money program that helps people or infrastructure were payers. We're schools ought to read it opened some cases. It kind of that same program out there will be natural state court and the court were dome while working on. You know how much exactly. That'll be trumped up but it Campbell toward the PA also don't impact scorcher. You know opted thirty current belt as what people can quote four FEMA assistance the money paid to the contractor to do this war won't impact pitcher. Oh. Work. Don't argue about who can who can't apply and what happens when opening sentences its safety zone would free she used what Evans V gets some elderly people. And there on tables stand my knowledge sheet rock's art student sanded and everything else went happens. At that point and and maybe it's opted maybe it's up to their family some I don't know but yeah I know you'll tell us when we come back Mike Steele communication director of the governor's office. Security and emergency preparedness we're talking about the great lot of Tony sixteen. And only hear from you all what what's gone right what's gone wrong do you need help with anything. And are you farther along or not quite as far as you thought you would be at this point 26018. Semi final four. 260187. In talking to Mike Steele communication director of the governor's office security and emergency preparedness about shelter. At home so you applying. Miked sheltered home. At LE dot gov. And I'm just wondering who who can do this and who can't and is there an evaluation and takes place and forehand. Yet their. Exploits in and they're into an inspection process with those you know so Holmes may be true. All damaged. At some point Q ought to take part in this program and one of the things that would want to stress to people choose just one of the the programs are there fault it's my understanding that supported the law on this program you know wouldn't be able to use the manufactured housing. Arguments that are being brought. On in so what where can people do we just take a look at everything. Look at that maybe taking a piece of this program. In a piece of this program and taking a look at options in C and what's the best fit you you know you mention. Elderly people of the safety concerns walk in church or cheap for being on and everything. And that's elderly may be a breathing issues went on him. Right in into programming upbeat about strip trivia you know we've talked about it the other papers not capable. Solutions with this because so much of disabilities are these based. That people need to kind of take a look at the programs. In it and she would sell parent can have a piece things together. In the best way to help there. So we'll would be the best way to to go to the clearing house to. Have everything side by side to evaluate. Their options in an almost daily column may well known column being known columns see those kind of things. Well you don't really want to albeit in a lot of frustration or. It would just give him nascent market yeah. I can tell. Between us the government by SBA report on. Put information out there your weight possible. You know we carry pigeons that we. To be here. So people. You know they're forced urgent you know they've become separate they've been accessible or it could. So these in your opening in just about every impacted area that nobody knew today. There's a new BRC in the image or be. Austral parking lot to do good poised to win injures and people briefed. In people registered your payment which are we war. 133000. People registered they can quarter implementation now according you weren't sure issue number. And tell you where you're you or eating your assistance in what programs they dealt they're. Again what equipment shelter or this is a separate China out in that we need to make sure people you know first understand now. So what have been the choke points of the road blocks and one half however you want to phrase it. Well the number of homes you know we're we're talking about probably somewhere early estimates indicate a 150 well homes maybe. In in now that there's a number of attention that's been brought on the situation the conversation what they base position gestured. Or I'd be humbled all of our you know that at all. And so they schedule will line on some of the information that was being there or. Two ago. We're we're you know record. 65 that. Are told The Who estimates it will go mark you know. So they started immediately reaching out to their report around the country. What that so the association say look this as. You know more than double what we thought it was you know we need to tell in through it's been a challenge just because. The attention that's been brought on the situation all. There's always logistics were dealt with things like getting these mobile homes in the world. Sometimes it just takes a few weeks and you noble when your home. You know you'll hear that you need not be immediately. Get juiced. Everything's been done directed it can help speed the process. I'm Mike thank you appreciate your time Mottaki again. Thanks Neil communication director of the governor's office security and emergency preparedness I want to appeal if you've been impacted. By the great flood of Tony sixteen. Bloody what is frustrating new what is helping new what do you need to. And be in general how where you do one after your house has been flooded. 5042601878. Cents a ample.