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 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.
January 8, 2007
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Officials from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will begin the relocation of FEMA housing occupants at Dedeaux Square/Penny Lane Park. Following a meeting held this morning, FEMA informed the park owners that FEMA will immediately begin relocating housing occupants from the property until all FEMA-leased pads are empty and the lease is terminated. The meeting was held between FEMA officials and Dedeaux Square/Penny Lane representatives to discuss the park owners' refusal to provide park management.
December 21, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The holiday season is an opportunity to give the gift of disaster preparedness. While the recovery efforts continue, disaster officials urge citizens to keep readiness a priority and create a preparedness kit for their homes and businesses. A fully stocked disaster kit includes such items as a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water, a NOAA weather radio, and blankets or sleeping bags. A disaster kit would make a sensible holiday gift for any family.
December 13, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss.-- The holiday season is an opportunity to give the gift of disaster preparedness. This special gift could help loved ones ease the hardships that can occur after a disaster, when electricity and water are off. During this critical time, families need essentials such as food, fuel and cash.

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