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
September 22, 2006
BILOXI, Miss. -- Of the $8.9 billion* in federal disaster grants awarded to Mississippi in its recovery from Hurricane Katrina, nearly $176 million has been obligated for public and parochial school repair and construction in Mississippi’s three coastal counties. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the breakdown of grants to date in those counties is as follows: Hancock County, $48.9 million; Harrison County, $61.1 million; Jackson County, $44.3 million; and $21.4 million to schools in the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi.
September 21, 2006
BILOXI, Miss. -- With another two months to go before the end of the 2006 hurricane season, Mississippians should be mindful of the three-day survival rule and not let their guard down. Mike Womack, interim director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), urges all Mississippians to develop emergency plans and supply kits in order to survive for at least three days following a major disaster. Womack said, “While there are many things that might make you more comfortable, think first about fresh water, food and other basic supplies for each member of your family.”
September 18, 2006
BILOXI, Miss. -- Students and parents at seven more Mississippi Gulf Coast primary and secondary schools can look forward to new classrooms and facilities funded by an additional $11.7 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
September 18, 2006
BILOXI, Miss. -- Mississippians may be breathing a sigh of relief that they passed September 10, the statistical peak of the hurricane season, without a storm. But this date also calls attention to the importance of continuing to be prepared for a storm - or for any disaster - throughout the year. September is National Preparedness Month, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and almost 1,200 national, state and local agencies and organizations are encouraging Americans to prepare their homes, businesses, schools and communities for disasters of all kinds.
September 15, 2006
BILOXI, Miss. -- Federal grants have now topped $9 billion to lend a hand to Mississippi in its recovery from Hurricane Katrina.
September 14, 2006
BILOXI, Miss. -- More than $46 million has been approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to rebuild and restore Mississippi Gulf Coast public buildings damaged by Hurricane Katrina. “These grants enable Gulf Coast communities to move forward with projects that provide essential services to citizens and help our total rebuilding effort,” said Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Interim Director Mike Womack.