Mississippi Hurricane Dennis (DR-1594)

Incident period: July 10, 2005 to July 15, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 10, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 26, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. ? Flooding is America's most common natural disaster. Even though hurricanes are the main cause of flooding in Florida, we must be prepared at all times. Officials from the State of Florida Emergency Response Team (SERT) and the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge Floridians to take action now and buy flood insurance before heavy rains and late spring floods begin.
April 19, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- In the six months since Hurricane Wilma hit South Florida, more than $760 million in Public Assistance funds has been dispersed throughout communities affected by that storm, contributing to a total of $1 billion in Public Assistance funds that has reached city, county and state applicants for recovery from the 2005 storms, officials from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT) announced today.
July 15, 2005
News Release
Jackson, Miss. -- Three Mississippi counties today were declared eligible to receive federal funding for emergency protective efforts taken preparing for and during Hurricane Dennis. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the funding eligibility for Pearl River, Simpson and Hinds counties.
July 10, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has ordered the release of federal disaster funds for Mississippi to supplement state and local response efforts for Hurricane Dennis. Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, said the President took the action under a major disaster declaration issued for Mississippi immediately after receiving FEMA’s analysis of the state’s request for federal assistance.

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