Storm Recovery Information

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Storm Recovery Information

August 9, 2019

Ruston Strong Long Term Recovery Plan

For information on the Long Term Recovery Plan and to see if you qualify for assistance click here


RETREET Tree Replanting

On Saturday, February 8th, 2020, RETREET will lead a coalition of volunteers in planting native trees, at no cost, for residents of Ruston who were affected by the tornado that struck on April 25th, 2019. Please click here to submit your request.


Small Business Assistance

Beginning August 13, 2019 Representatives will available in the Civic Center 2nd floor Old Courtroom

Hours of operation are M-F 8am-5pm

Small Business Association disaster declaration makes disaster Assistance available for residents who were affected by the April 25, 2019 tornado.  For information on SBA and how to apply for low-interest loans click on the link below.

SBA Field Operations Center Information 

SBA Disaster Assistance Ways to Apply



Storm Recovery Resources:


Attorney General Disaster Recovery Resources

Download High-Resolution Storm Map

Recovery Resource List

Storm Recovery FAQs


Monetary Donations:

Disaster Relief for Ruston: Community Foundation of North Louisiana

Disaster Relief for Louisiana Tech: LA Tech University Foundation


Information for displaced businesses:

For those businesses needing to relocate due to the storm, please file an application with our Permits & Inspections department detailing your relocation, including change of occupancy. We will have an inspector out within the day and will help you expedite the process to ensure you can relocate in a timely manner. For those businesses requiring approvals by the State Fire Marshal, they have set up a plan review site at our office at 701 E. Tennessee to help expedite the process. Due to the special circumstances, there will be no fee for these permits. If you have any questions, please call our Permits & Inspections Department at 318-251-8640. 




Before & After Images

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