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 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 Alabama to supplement its efforts to assist evacuees from areas struck by Hurricane Katrina.
September 10, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- President George W. Bush has declared a state of emergency exists in the State of Missouri and ordered Federal aid to supplement state 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.
September 9, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As flood waters recede, opportunities for scam artists rise. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), cautions those affected by Hurricane Katrina to be extra cautious in dealing with anyone who calls or comes to the door seeking work, information or money.
September 8, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has contracted with five of the nation’s major corporations to speed emergency housing relief to Gulf Coast families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. These emergency contracts joined a new Housing Area Command created and led by FEMA to address the extreme housing needs of the region and the more than 1 million people who were forced to flee their homes because of the storm. While not all evacuees will require housing, currently 163,000 citizens of Louisiana are now residing in shelters.
September 6, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Florida Long-Term Recovery Office (LTRO) of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has contracted with Spherion, a staffing and recruitment company, to hire 500 employees in Central Florida over the next 5 days.
September 6, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Disaster assistance for Bay, Collier, Escambia, Franklin, Gulf, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties has been made available to help local governments rebuild public property damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today.

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