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

January 20, 2009
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- As Mississippians settle into a new year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) recognize the many accomplishments that were made in 2008 as the state continues its recovery from Hurricane Katrina.
January 9, 2009
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator David Paulison will participate in an all access social media press conference through the agency's Twitter account, Femainfocus, Monday, January 12, 2009 from 2 - 2:30 pm CST.  Twitter is a popular online social media tool. Paulison will use the opportunity to speak directly to the public on how the agency has evolved over the years and the direction it is currently heading. He will make a few short statements before opening the floor for questions.
January 8, 2009
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The following is a summary of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in Mississippi as of Dec. 29, 2008: Individual support continues with nearly $1.3 billion to individuals and families affected by Hurricane Katrina:
December 10, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Even though the 2008 hurricane season is officially over, disaster preparedness is important for all Mississippians year-round, said officials of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency?s (FEMA) Mississippi Transitional Recovery Office (TRO). "Hurricane season may have ended on November 30," said Acting TRO Director Alec Watson. "But individuals and families throughout Mississippi should always be prepared."
December 4, 2008
News Release
Biloxi, Miss. -- The following is a summary of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in Mississippi as of Dec. 1, 2008: Individual support continues with nearly $1.3 billion to individuals and families affected by Hurricane Katrina:
October 23, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Following Hurricane Katrina, more than 6,000 Mississippi residents received a three-year, FEMA-funded group flood insurance policy. Each applicant that received federal assistance following Katrina was issued a certificate of insurance for the total amount of disaster assistance received up to a maximum of $26,200. The Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) will expire on October 28, 2008.

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