Florida Hurricane Katrina (DR-1602)
Incident period: August 24, 2005 to September 6, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 28, 2005
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
July 7, 2006
ORLANDO, Fla. – Monday will mark one year since Hurricane Dennis struck Florida’s panhandle and offered a prelude to what would become the most active hurricane season in history. Dennis’ destruction gave a glimpse of the additional challenges that would later face Floridians and other Gulf Coast residents due to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
June 21, 2006
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Disaster recovery officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Florida Long-Term Recovery Office and Florida's State Emergency Response Team (SERT) urge you to have a disaster plan for your pets in preparation for the new hurricane season. "The destructive hurricanes of 2004 and 2005 underscored the importance of accounting for animal needs during major disasters," said Scott Morris, FEMA director for Florida Long-Term Recovery. With hurricane season upon us, your pets need to be included in your family emergency plan.
May 29, 2006
ORLANDO, Fla. -- In preparation for the upcoming hurricane season, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida's State Emergency Response Team (SERT) urge residents to take steps to make their homes safer. Getting a home disaster-ready is a key component for a faster recovery from a hurricane or other disaster.
May 19, 2006
ORLANDO, Fla. -- With the 2006 hurricane season less than one month away, every family should be prepared to face another season of dangerous and destructive storms. Every home should have a Disaster Supply Kit. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida's State Emergency Response Team (SERT) urge all Floridians to act now to assemble their family's emergency supplies before the start of the new hurricane season.
May 12, 2006
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The small business that suffers damage from a disaster, such as Hurricane Wilma, has a greater chance of returning to pre-disaster operating levels if it prepares in advance. For that reason, business owners should take time now to plan ahead for a disaster, according to officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
May 4, 2006
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Imagine a hurricane has taken a sudden turn and is heading straight for your town. The forecasters and meteorologists had all said the dangerous storm would hit in another location several hundred miles away. But now, it is headed straight for you and your family. Fortunately, you have done everything you knew to do in preparation for an event of this nature. You have implemented mitigation techniques by reinforcing your home to survive hurricane-force winds. You purchased flood insurance to protect against water damage.