Mississippi Hurricane Katrina (DR-1604)

Incident period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 29, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 24, 2015
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- More than $3.2 billion in FEMA funding has been allocated to Mississippi for Public Assistance after Hurricane Katrina. FEMA’s Public Assistance program includes grants for the repair and rebuilding of public infrastructure, such as bridges, roads, schools, hospitals and sewer treatment facilities. The PA program also provides funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures, such as search and rescue operations, temporary roads and overtime for other emergency workers, including police and firefighters. 
August 20, 2015
News Release
BILOXI, Miss.-- In the last 10 years, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has obligated more than $159 million from Hurricane Katrina recovery to build community safe rooms throughout Mississippi to protect people during storms. HMGP provides grants to state, local and tribal governments to implement long-term mitigation measures to reduce the loss of life and property from a disaster.
August 19, 2015
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- As part of an innovative agreement between federal, state, local and tribal officials, 29 historic properties lost during Katrina have been commemorated with cast aluminum markers.“We thought it especially important to have sketches of the destroyed buildings on the markers,” said Kenneth P’Pool, deputy state historic preservation officer of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. “It gives people an appreciation of what was lost. Some of these illustrations are the last examples of architectural styles on the Coast.”
August 17, 2015
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- It’s been nearly ten years since Hurricane Katrina left widespread destruction along the Mississippi Coast. In the storm’s path, more than 234,000 homes were damaged or destroyed and more than one million people, a third of Mississippi’s population, were affected.During the ten-years of recovery, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have collaborated with local governments and communities statewide to ensure that Mississippi rebuilds stronger and safer.
August 29, 2011
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Six years after Hurricane Katrina devastated Mississippi, both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continue to work with local governments and organizations to rebuild stronger and safer communities. Billions of federal dollars have been spent during the past six years to help make rebuilding possible. The following is a summary of the federal and state assistance provided in the Mississippi Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts from Aug. 29, 2005 through Aug. 19, 2011. Highlights
December 30, 2010
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- With 2011 fast approaching, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency encourage Mississippians to make emergency preparedness one of their New Year’s resolutions. In the New Year, FEMA will kick off Resolve to be Ready in 2011. This nationwide campaign urges individuals, families, businesses and communities to be ready for any type of disasters.

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