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

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:
September 14, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Two weeks after Hurricane Katrina ripped through southern Alabama, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved $41.1 million in disaster aid to 20,868 households in ten disaster-declared counties. More than 5,000 new registrations are coming in daily according to disaster recovery officials.
September 13, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO , Fla. -- Those affected by Hurricane Katrina and individuals or organizations wanting to help them have a number of resources at their fingertips, the Department of Homeland Security's FEMA Long-Term Recovery Office reminded the public today. Those include: Information for Evacuees Federal Disaster Assistance 1-800-621-FEMA (3362); TTY 1-800-462-7585; www.fema.gov Resources for evacuees, contact American Red Cross 1-800-975-7585
September 11, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON D.C. -- The states of Mississippi , Alabama and Louisiana have established Hurricane Katrina hotlines to help coordinate public contributions of money, goods and services to assist victims. The following toll-free hotlines have been activated and are now receiving calls from around the nation and the world: Mississippi -- 1-866-230-8903; Alabama -- 1-877-273-5018 and Louisiana -- 1-866-334-8305.
September 10, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary for Homeland Security and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available to Iowa to supplement its efforts to assist evacuees from areas struck by Hurricane Katrina.

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