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 28, 2005
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is warning residents along Gulf Coast states to take immediate action to prepare for dangerous Hurricane Katrina as it approaches land.
August 28, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, today announced that President Bush authorized an emergency declaration for Mississippi. Federal resources are being allocated to support emergency protective response in the counties located in the path of Hurricane Katrina. Brown said President Bush issued the declaration following a review of FEMA's analysis of the state's request for federal assistance.
August 26, 2005
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Panhandle area Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will temporarily suspend operations until Hurricane Katrina, presently tracking towards the central Gulf Coast area, has made landfall and all danger has passed. All fixed centers will be closed on Monday, Aug. 29. All will remain closed until Hurricane Katrina passes and a safety and security inspection, conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT), has been completed.
August 25, 2005
ORLANDO, Fla. -- As Tropical Storm Katrina intensifies and heads for the eastern Florida coastline, the state of Florida has activated its Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee to monitor the storm and begin to put response measures into place. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency supports state and local officials in their efforts, and stands ready to provide federal assistance should it be required.