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
June 20, 2007
BILOXI, Miss. -- Nearly 30,000 Mississippi families have moved out of temporary travel trailers and mobile homes and on with their personal recovery. The deadline for temporary housing assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is extended until March 2009 and help remains available for those who need it.
June 4, 2007
BILOXI, Miss. -- Mississippi is bouncing back from Hurricane Katrina's devastation. Like the mythological phoenix, the bird rising out of the ashes of destruction, the state's coast is being reborn out of the ruins of the storm. A new Mississippi is emerging, thanks to the vision of state and local officials, to private investment and to the foundation laid by state and federal programs.
June 1, 2007
BILOXI, Miss. -- Local officials and news media representatives in Mississippi’s three coastal counties attended meetings this week to learn about the engineering and technical methods behind the Mississippi Coastal Flood Study. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is conducting the study in partnership with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
May 29, 2007
BILOXI, Miss. -- Property owners in Jackson, Harrison and Hancock Counties are getting two new resources?a call center and a Web site? that will provide them with information on the work being done to produce the Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) being released later this year. Both are being rolled out June 4 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
May 25, 2007
Biloxi, Miss. -- Officials at FEMA's Transitional Recovery Office (TRO) in Biloxi are warning occupants of FEMA-provided travel trailers and mobile homes that a scam associated with the sale of these temporary housing units may be underway. According to Dennis Kizziah, acting director of the Biloxi TRO, reports of occupants being contacted by persons posing as FEMA housing sales representatives have surfaced.
May 24, 2007
BILOXI, Miss. -- While Eliza Doolittle, from "My Fair Lady," may have told us that "In Hertford, Hereford and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen," they are a fact of life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This week is Hurricane Preparedness week, a good time to review all aspects of your hurricane plan, including what to do with the family pet. And if your plan doesn't include provisions for Fido or Snowball, it might be time to revise it.