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

October 3, 2005
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -? Evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita who are living in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina or Kentucky and cannot return home yet can still have their homes inspected, according to the Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA-contracted inspectors will contact residents who apply for aid to set up an inspection date and time. If applicants can?t be at home, they can identify an authorized agent who can be present during the inspection.
September 20, 2005
News Release
Washington, D.C., -- In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the National Flood Insurance Program will modify the way it settles claims to expedite the response to those policy-holders in storm-stricken areas under a new policy announced today by Acting Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response R. David Paulison.
September 17, 2005
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. - Many victims of Hurricane Katrina are returning to their homes and finding themselves without electrical power. For residents purchasing generators to provide heat and electricity, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warn of the danger of running the generator inside the house or an attached garage or carport.
September 17, 2005
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. - This is the first in a series of columns answering commonly asked disaster recovery questions. Additional "Ask FEMA" columns will be released weekly as the response and recovery effort continues. How do I apply for disaster help?
September 17, 2005
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La.? The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that agreements are now in place with DISH Satellite TV Network and XM Satellite Radio to deliver up-to-date disaster assistance information to Hurricane Katrina evacuees in shelters and other locations across the country. DISH TV Network is available in 79 shelters to date, and that number is expected to expand to more shelters and FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers as they open in the Gulf Coast area.
September 17, 2005
News Release
When responding to disasters, human life always takes first priority. Pet owners need to be cognizant of these first-responder facts of life and plan accordingly. If you must evacuate your home, it's always best to take your pets with you, but plan ahead. The time to contact animal shelters for information on caring for pets during emergencies is before disaster strikes. Public emergency shelters often exclude pets for space and health reasons. Animal Disaster Preparedness tips include:

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