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
MONTGOMERY, Al - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is advising Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Alabama that there are interim housing options available to them in Alabama's state parks and at Fort McClellan in Anniston. Federal Coordinating Officer Ron Sherman praised the efforts by the state government and local communities to accommodate evacuees. "Alabamians have opened their arms and, in many cases, their own homes to the victims of Katrina," Sherman said.
September 17, 2005
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. ? The Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Louisiana Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (LOHSEP) officials announce the opening of two more Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), one in Franklinton and the other in Marksville. This brings the number of centers now open to assist Louisiana victims of Hurricane Katrina to 11. The new centers are opening Saturday, September 17 at 9 a.m.
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?

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