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
April 30, 2007
BILOXI, Miss. -- Get your flood insurance now and be covered for hurricane season. That’s the message from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). FEMA offers its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to homeowners, renters and business owners provided their communities use the NFIP’s strategies for reducing flood risk – but the clock is winding down. With a 30-day waiting period required before the policy takes effect, now is the time to buy.
April 25, 2007
BILOXI, Miss. -- Before hurricane season begins, homeowners and renters should make an inventory of all the items in their homes, according to state and federal officials.
April 24, 2007
BILOXI, Miss. -- The following is a summary of Mississippi recovery efforts to date: Individual support continues with more than $1.1 billion to individuals and families:
April 23, 2007
BILOXI, Miss. -- Within days following Hurricane Katrina, Project Recovery counselors began to offer an ear, a shoulder, a hand to help Mississippians cope with all the emotions emerging from the storm’s destruction. After more than 350,000 free crisis counseling visits in Mississippi, Project Recovery will close April 27. Outreach workers will be available until the program ends, providing helpful links to other resources. Project Recovery’s Helpline will also be available until April 27. The Helpline number is 1-866-856-3227.
April 19, 2007
BILOXI, Miss. -- Standing in front of her mother's nearly complete three-bedroom, two-bathroom home, Kim Akridge is satisfied. She notes the new house is a little smaller than her parents' last home but this time, her mom will get a porch. Akridge is grateful her mother, "a feisty 83 year old retired science teacher," is able to rebuild at all, since their Pass Christian neighborhood was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
April 18, 2007
BILOXI, Miss. -- According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2005 American Community Survey, nearly 4,800 of the 2.8 million people living in Mississippi are also members of the Vietnamese community. More than 43,000 Mississippians are part of the Hispanic/Latino community. For Loan "Kim" Bui and Marisol Lacayo, these figures are more than demographics; the figures represent people whose recovery may hinge on a little help from these ladies.