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
January 24, 2007
BILOXI, Miss. -- Refrigerators, rail cars-even explosives-have been plucked from the Mississippi Sound and adjacent waterways in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, as a $230-million marine debris removal effort cleans both the coastal waters and inland waterways of the Mississippi Coast. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) oversees the interagency campaign, and hopes to be finished by the end of January. Inland cleanup in waterways north of Interstate 10 should also be finished by the end of January.
January 22, 2007
BILOXI, Miss. -- The City of D'Iberville will host a Community Outreach Symposium Jan. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the D'Iberville Council Chambers. The symposium will offer an open community forum for local citizens, design professionals, engineers, builders and others interested in information on the principles and practices required for new construction and reconstruction of homes and businesses in the City of D'Iberville.
January 19, 2007
BILOXI, Miss. -- The recovery effort remains strong throughout Mississippi as families rebuild their homes, communities and lives. In partnership with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $9.4 billion in disaster aid to Mississippi as of Jan. 12, 2007.
January 19, 2007
BILOXI, Miss. -- As families, businesses and communities rebuild across Mississippi, they can make their future more secure by rebuilding wisely. Hazard mitigation is any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property from a hazard event. In other words, it’s the practice of preparing property to withstand the impact of future disasters.
January 16, 2007
BILOXI, Miss. -- Gil Jamieson, Deputy Director for Gulf Coast Recovery for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, announced that Jeff Byard has been named acting director of the FEMA-Mississippi Transitional Recovery Office in Biloxi, Miss.
January 9, 2007
BILOXI, Miss. -- The City of Bay St. Louis will receive a grant of more than $1.08 million from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to replace and provide future protection for water meters damaged by Hurricane Katrina.