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
JACKSON, Miss. -- A toll-free application telephone number is operational for those who suffered injury or property damage or loss in the declared counties affected by Hurricane Katrina. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced that those affected may apply for assistance immediately by:
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
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 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
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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