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

August 30, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Technical experts with information on how to make homes and businesses safer from disasters will be temporarily available at the following Panhandle area home improvement stores starting Wednesday, Aug. 31. Home Depot 5309 North Davis Hwy (Brent Lane) Pensacola Lowe’s 1421 Tiger Park Lane Gulf Breeze Home Depot 414B Mary Esther Cutoff NW Ft. Walton Beach Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., until further notice
August 30, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A team of medical specialists from Texas 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 Texas-3 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) to be ready to assist communities in the area with emergency medical needs following Hurricane Katrina.
August 29, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Mississippi to help residents and communities recover from the damages and losses incurred from the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina.
August 29, 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 urged all fire and emergency services departments not to respond to counties and states affected by Hurricane Katrina without being requested and lawfully dispatched by state and local authorities under mutual aid agreements and the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.
August 29, 2005
News Release
Additional Hurricane Katrina Resources WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Voluntary organizations are seeking cash donations to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina in Gulf Coast states, according to Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response. But, volunteers should not report directly to the affected areas unless directed by a voluntary agency.
August 29, 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, announced that federal resources and support are continuing in four states as Hurricane Katrina makes its second landfall today. President Bush declared federal emergencies in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi on Sunday. A federal disaster was declared for southern Florida counties impacted by Katrina’s first landfall on Friday.

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