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

August 28, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- As Hurricane Katrina, now a category 5 storm, intensifies and heads for the Gulf Coast, the state of Florida’s Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee remains activated. State, local, and federal officials continue response efforts in areas affected by Katrina’s first landfall in South Florida, as they urge residents in the Panhandle to prepare for a second landfall. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency supports state and local officials, and stands ready to provide federal assistance should it be required.
August 26, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Panhandle area Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will temporarily suspend operations until Hurricane Katrina, presently tracking towards the central Gulf Coast area, has made landfall and all danger has passed. All fixed centers will be closed on Monday, Aug. 29. All will remain closed until Hurricane Katrina passes and a safety and security inspection, conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT), has been completed.
August 25, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- As Tropical Storm Katrina intensifies and heads for the eastern Florida coastline, the state of Florida has activated its Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee to monitor the storm and begin to put response measures into place. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency supports state and local officials in their efforts, and stands ready to provide federal assistance should it be required.

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