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
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 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.-- President George W. Bush has declared a state of emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and ordered Federal aid to supplement Commonwealth and local response efforts to help people evacuated from their homes due to Hurricane Katrina. Assistance is available to state and eligible local governments for emergency protective measures that are undertaken to save lives and protect public health and safety. Emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 100 percent federal funding.

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