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 13, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The U.S. Coast Guard, under contract to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has removed, to date, 30,934 cubic yards of marine debris from the Mississippi Sound, and bays and estuaries in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties. The marine debris clearing is part of a multimillion dollar Coast Guard-directed effort to make the beach area and shoreline one-half mile into the Sound safer for public use.
October 13, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Jackson County residents get a chance to learn about disaster preparedness and rebuilding safely at their county fair Oct. 15-22 at the fairgrounds in Pascagoula. "Our staff members are looking forward to participating in the Jackson County Fair and getting the word out about preparedness and mitigation," said Nick Russo, federal coordinating officer for the Mississippi recovery. "The better we all prepare and the better we rebuild, the stronger Jackson County and the Mississippi Gulf Coast will be."
October 13, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- With cold weather approaching, federal officials advise Hurricane Katrina survivors residing in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) travel trailers to take precautions with fire safety. Fire safety is in the news for other reasons as well. October is Fire Prevention Month in Mississippi, where some 35,000 FEMA travel trailers are currently located, and National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 8-14.
October 13, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Herman Price remembers Hurricane Katrina victims he has met crisscrossing Mississippi. "We're trying to make sure this does not happen to us again," he said about hurricane preparedness. "We can't stop the next hurricane, but we can help people be ready to deal with it." In just over a year since Katrina, Herman Price, his wife Joyce, and their Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) colleagues have driven from Moss Point to Clarksdale and all points in between, preaching preparedness for every kind of emergency.
October 10, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Landscaping may be a low priority on a Hurricane Katrina recovery checklist, but a few months after the disaster, returning foliage on Live oaks and the re-growth of ground vegetation were harbingers of recovery - and visual testimony to nature's tenacity. It's an example of survival that Mississippians may consider as they rebuild their homes and move forward to protect their environment from future severe weather events.
October 6, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the removal of dead but standing trees from improved properties or that limit access for emergency vehicles within the storm-inundated areas in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties. The work will be performed between Oct. 2nd and Dec.1st, 2006.

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