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 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.
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
August 31, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), today warned people who suffered damages from Hurricane Katrina to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to clean and repair disaster damaged property or remove disaster debris.
August 31, 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, announced that federal resources and support are continuing for states impacted by Hurricane Katrina, one of the most devastating hurricanes to hit the United States.
August 30, 2005
News Release
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Medical specialists from Washington-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) have been deployed to Gulf Coast states to assist in the response effort to Hurricane Katrina. Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed Washington-1 DMAT to be ready to assist communities in the area with emergency medical needs following Hurricane Katrina.
August 30, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A team of medical specialists from New Mexico has been deployed to the Gulf Coast states to assist in the response effort to Hurricane Katrina. Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed the New Mexico-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) to be ready to assist communities in the area with emergency medical needs following Hurricane Katrina.

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