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
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is “pulling out the stops” on identifying available housing solutions for hurricane evacuees, said Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response and head of FEMA. “FEMA is handling the Herculean task of coordinating the relocation of many thousands of individuals and families whose lives have been torn apart by Hurricane Katrina,” Brown said. “Every available alternative, including creative options for immediate housing, is on the table.”
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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