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 19, 2007
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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.
January 8, 2007
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved and released more than $1.1 million to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). MEMA will receive the grant to reimburse the State of Iowa for medical and security support after Hurricane Katrina.
January 8, 2007
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will receive a grant of more than $10 million from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to pay for accounting services in the continuing recovery effort after Hurricane Katrina. The $10.7 million FEMA Public Assistance grant covers 90 percent of the cost of accounting services for a period from July 9, 2006 to Jan. 8, 2007.

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