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 2, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FEMA, along with its federal partners, state governments and voluntary agencies, are all working to keep meals ready to eat (MREs), food, water, ice, medical supplies, generators, and other critical commodities flowing into hurricane-hit areas, said Michael D. Brown, Department of Homeland Security's Principal Federal Officer for Hurricane Katrina response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
September 2, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Michael D. Brown, Department of Homeland Security's Principal Federal Officer for Hurricane Katrina response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, called for patience in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
September 1, 2005
News Release
Contracting Opportunities: If your business constituents have questions regarding contracting opportunities with FEMA in support to the Hurricane Katrina response and recovery operations, we strongly suggest you direct them to the appropriate website. The websites and contact numbers are: Alabama: www.ema.alabama.gov Louisiana: www.ohsep.louisiana.gov Mississippi: www.mema.state.ms.us
September 1, 2005
News Release
Washington, D.C. - Hurricane Katrina caused massive destruction and damage that will require a multitude of services and products during the recovery process. The services of independent contractors are usually acquired through sealed bidding or negotiations, however FEMA accepts capability statements and informational packages. The following information should be included:
September 1, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- With Katrina’s landfall, disaster recovery workers around the country, including in Florida, mobilized to respond. Long term recovery staff in Florida continue their efforts on behalf of those affected by the six hurricanes that have made landfall in the state since last August, while supporting the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s response in areas heavily impacted by Hurricane Katrina’s second landfall.

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