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 3, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has deployed all 28 of its National Urban Search and Rescue teams -- 7 to Louisiana and 11 to Mississippi -- to assist in rescue efforts in heavily impacted areas. The remaining 10 have been activated and deployed to staging areas in Dallas and Houston, Texas.
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 2, 2005
News Release
JACKSON, Miss. -- It has come to the attention of Mississippi emergency operations management that there is a misconception by the public regarding restrictions on the selling and distribution of fuel and petroleum products. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has not put restrictions on the selling of fuel by anyone. FEMA does not have the authority to do so.
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

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