Mississippi Hurricane Ivan (DR-1550)

Incident period: September 13, 2004 to September 20, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 15, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 22, 2004
News Release
GAUTIER, Miss. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announce the opening of two additional Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) to assist those who suffered losses and damages as a direct result of Hurricane Ivan. These two centers will open on Friday, September 24 at the following locations: Lauderdale County Meridian Training Center 1180 Sandflat Rd. Meridian, MS Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily
September 21, 2004
News Release
GAUTIER, Miss. -- The head the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today designated Clarke and Lauderdale counties in Mississippi eligible for federal disaster aid to help meet the recovery needs of homeowners, renters and businesses affected by Hurricane Ivan. Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, made the designation under President Bush’s major disaster declaration issued for Mississippi on September 15.
September 20, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of response efforts to Hurricane Ivan, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has four of its Disaster Medical Assistance Teams providing emergency medical treatment to victims in Florida and Alabama. The teams are part of the National Disaster Medical System, which transferred to FEMA with the creation of Homeland Security in March 2003.
September 20, 2004
News Release
GAUTIER, Miss. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announce the opening of three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) to assist those who suffered losses and damages as a direct result of Hurricane Ivan. Starting Tuesday, September 21, 2004, DRCs will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week at the following locations:
September 20, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A team of medical specialists from Missouri has been deployed to the Gulf Coast States to assist in the response effort to Hurricane Ivan. Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed the Missouri Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) to assist heavily impacted communities in the area with emergency medical needs following Hurricane Ivan.
September 18, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, DC ? A team of medical specialists from Georgia has been deployed to the Gulf Coast States to assist in the response effort to Hurricane Ivan. Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed the Georgia Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) to assist heavily impacted communities in the area with emergency medical needs following Hurricane Ivan.

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