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

October 27, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Mississippians have been Monday morning quarterbacking about what they didn't do in preparing for Hurricane Katrina. But hindsight can be a worthy teacher when it comes to drawing up a better game plan for another major storm-or any disaster that could strike the Gulf Coast. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) encourage Mississippians to develop a plan with the lessons of Katrina in mind and to keep it and disaster supplies on hand year round.
October 26, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- With colder weather making its way to south Mississippi, officials of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) urge all Hurricane Katrina survivors living in travel trailers and mobile homes to take caution when heating them.
October 25, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- A public meeting to solicit citizen input on the restoration work proposed for the main house at Beauvoir - The Jefferson Davis Home - is scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov.2, 2006, at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention Center.
October 24, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- After a disaster strikes, local officials face numerous challenges in coordinating recovery efforts. In addition to helping citizens with basic needs, communities must comply with federal, state and local laws regulating historic preservation when rebuilding.
October 16, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Flood insurance policyholders in Waveland can thank city officials for going the extra mile to get a 25 percent discount on their annual premiums. The city is voluntarily taking additional protective measures to diminish or lessen flood losses that will also upgrade its flood insurance rating and lower policyholder premiums. Waveland is among 274 Mississippi communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
October 16, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The roadway drainage system in Hancock County severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina will be rebuilt with a $2.44 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The hurricane’s 25-foot storm surge piled debris, sediment and mud in the culverts preventing storm water runoff. More than 1,600 culverts had to be cleared and another 985 had to be replaced.

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