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

November 22, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The initial shock and tumult following Hurricane Katrina have long since passed, but 65 weeks later, the work of recovery continues unabated.  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 $9.3 billion in disaster aid to Mississippi as of Nov. 17, 2006.
November 9, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- With nearly 34,000 cubic yards of marine debris removed to date from sites in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties, more than 9,000 cubic yards of that amount have been pulled from an area encompassing the water's edge to one-half mile out into the Mississippi Sound. An estimated 1.2 million cubic yards of marine debris were deposited into southern Mississippi's waterways by Hurricane Katrina.
November 9, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Citizen comment on the structural and architectural restoration work proposed for the Library at Beauvoir - The Jefferson Davis Home - will be solicited at a public meeting scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention Center.
November 8, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- A year ago, while Mississippi was still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, only 2 percent of the state had drawn up mitigation plans to protect lives and prevent or reduce loss of property from natural disasters. The August 2005 storm was a harsh mistress of experience; it served up a lesson about what can happen without preparing for a worst-case scenario.
November 3, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Hurricane Katrina’s record-breaking storm surge highlighted the need for mitigating or reducing the risk of flood damage from another severe weather event. In support of that, three grants totaling nearly $865,000 were awarded to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) for acquiring several damaged coastal homes and for updating the flood component of the state’s hazard mitigation plan. The money was awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through several mitigation grant programs.
November 1, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) are searching for housing resources throughout Mississippi to help Hurricane Katrina survivors living in FEMA-provided temporary housing find more suitable living accommodations.

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