Mississippi Hurricane Katrina (DR-1604)

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 5, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Mold is commonplace along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast due to the area’s warm and humid climate. However, the solution to the problem is relatively simple. Care should be taken to clean and dry the areas of the home where moisture tends to accumulate. This advice applies to travel trailers and mobile homes. Site-constructed houses are particularly vulnerable if they sustained floodwaters during Katrina.
October 4, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Individuals who received grant payments to compensate them for the damage to or destruction of their primary homes by Hurricane Katrina generally will not be required to include the grant proceeds in gross income. Disaster aid also will not cause recipients to lose U.S. Social Security Administration benefits.
October 4, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Owners of improved property within the storm-inundated areas in the three Mississippi Gulf Coast counties can get assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in removing dead but standing trees between Oct. 2 and Dec. 1, 2006.
September 29, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its Public Assistance Grant Program, is playing an ever-increasing role in recovery from Hurricane Katrina by providing disaster aid to help communities rebuild. Number of Projects and Total Public Assistance Funding Obligated by County as of 09/27/06 (XLS 31KB)
September 29, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- A fleet of small two-man boats continues to ply the shoreline along the Mississippi Gulf Coast pulling tree debris, chunks of metal and even kitchen sinks out of the mud. At low tide, converted sod-laying machines sift the sand and muck collecting additional rubble deposited by Hurricane Katrina. To date, and nearly halfway through a 90-day shoreline cleanup schedule in Harrison, Jackson and Hancock Counties, nearly 24,000 cubic yards of soggy debris have been pulled from the shallow waters, including bays and estuaries.
September 26, 2006
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Mississippi citizens get a chance to learn about disaster preparedness at their state fair Oct. 4-15 at the Fairgrounds Complex in Jackson. The Federal Emergency Management Agency joined the ranks of exhibitors at last year's State Fair in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and is participating again this year.

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Incident period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 29, 2005
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