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

September 7, 2005
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Federal disaster aid for Mississippi has been extended to include additional counties affected by Hurricane Katrina, Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency officials announced today.
September 7, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As the response efforts to get people out of harms way and placed in safe clean environments continues, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency is reaching out to individuals and assisting them in the application process for disaster assistance. The registration process is one of the first steps in receiving aid through FEMA's programs, and assistance is being expedited to assist those in need.
September 5, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, FEMA is providing mass care to disaster victims at shelters and medical units across the Gulf Region and distributing vital medications and supplies, tetanus vaccines, and maintenance medications for diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, anxiety and other conditions, Michael D. Brown, Department of Homeland Security's Principal Federal Official for Hurricane Katrina response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
September 5, 2005
News Release
JACKSON, Miss. -- State and federal officials announce the opening of two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC). The one in Ocean Springs will open at noon on Tuesday, September 6, 2005. Another will open in Pascagoula at noon on Friday, September 9, 2005. More DRCs will be opening soon in other locations.
September 4, 2005
News Release
JACKSON, Miss. -- What can Mississippians who were displaced or lost personal property due to Hurricane Katrina expect as they begin their road to recovery? After insurance one of the major sources of assistance will come from FEMA's Individuals and Household Program which provides temporary help in the form of alternative housing and financial assistance with other needs.
September 4, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON D.C. - Ninety percent of evacuees housed in the New Orleans Superdome have been evacuated and 7,000 additional active duty troops are on the way to help with search, rescue and security in the disaster-stricken area, Michael D. Brown, Department of Homeland Security's Principal Federal Officer for Hurricane Katrina response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today.

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