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 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.
October 20, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VAL) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a Helping Hands Workshop from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 22 in Bay St. Louis at the Hancock County Library Annex, 525 Ulman Avenue. The Hancock County Helping Hands event will mark the 18th workshop conducted by FEMA VAL across the lower six counties, targeting families in FEMA temporary housing. Organizers estimate more than 1,000 applicants have attended the events.
October 8, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The following is a summary of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in Mississippi as of Oct. 1, 2008: Individual support continues with nearly $1.3 billion to individuals and families:

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