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

April 8, 2009
News Release
Biloxi, Miss. -- The following is a summary of Mississippi recovery efforts from Aug. 29, 2005 through April 1, 2009: Individual support continues with nearly $1.3 billion to individuals and families:
March 17, 2009
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Communities throughout the state of Mississippi are saving a combined $1.2 million in flood insurance each year by participating in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).
March 9, 2009
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently completed its final contract for marine debris operations by removing approximately 88,000 cubic yards of debris from a marsh area north of Bay St. Louis in eastern Hancock and western Harrison counties. The completion of the contract marks the conclusion of the debris removal mission in Mississippi. The mission has been an joint effort of FEMA, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR), the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and local contractors.
March 5, 2009
News Release
Biloxi, Miss. -- The following is a summary of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in Mississippi as of Feb. 25, 2009: Individual support continues with nearly $1.3 billion to individuals and families affected by Hurricane Katrina:
February 25, 2009
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency have worked with local leaders in the city of Biloxi in recovery and rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina struck the gulf coast on Aug. 29, 2005. "These federal grant programs are critical in the recovery and rebuilding process," said MEMA Director Mike Womack.  "Without these programs and the hard work from our local and federal partners rebuilding our communities would be impossible."
January 22, 2009
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Federal officials have stepped up efforts to help Mississippi families continue their recovery and transition to permanent housing following Hurricane Katrina. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Housing Resource department has identified 5,684 available rental resources on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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