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

March 13, 2007
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- A crowd of about 50 people attended a Katrina Helping Hands Workshop, held March 8 at the Gulf Coast Convention Center . Volunteer Agency Liaisons (VAL) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) organized the event to address various personal recovery issues facing occupants of FEMA travel trailers and mobile homes.
March 13, 2007
News Release
Biloxi, Miss. -- Registrations are being accepted for the class "Mitigation Techniques for Residential and Light Commercial Coastal Construction," which will be held on Thursday, March 29 at the Mississippi State University Extension Services large training auditorium. The class, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will provide useful information to building officials, contractors, architects and design professionals.
March 7, 2007
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Like the old adage, March came in like a lion. Just a few days into the month, the Gulf Coast has already experienced severe weather. Local, state and federal emergency management partners encourage all Mississippians to be prepared. Here are few tornado safety tips from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):
March 7, 2007
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- A new housing resource is available online to help families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The Housing Portal website, operated by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), provides listings of available property throughout the United States.
February 28, 2007
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The deadline for 90 percent federal funding of construction and demolition debris as a result of Hurricane Katrina has been extended to June 30. The extension by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) covers the storm surge areas of Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties.
February 27, 2007
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- As warmer weather approaches and Gulf Coast residents rebuild their homes, federal and state officials encourage them to include a safe room in their blueprints. Although a house may be built “to code,” a properly built safe room can offer greater protection from high-speed winds and other damaging effects of tornadoes and hurricanes. Before building, homeowners should get all necessary building permits and inspections from their local jurisdictions. However, safe rooms are not a safe alternative to evacuations if local governments order them.

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