Mississippi Hurricane Katrina (DR-1604)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
September 4, 2008
BILOXI, Miss. -- Field assessment teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are currently examining FEMA travel trailers and mobile homes provided after Hurricane Katrina to determine damage caused by Hurricane Gustav. Officials encourage families who registered with FEMA after Katrina in 2005, and who have repair issues or sustained serious damage to their FEMA unit, to call the Mississippi Maintenance Call Center at 866-877-6075. More than 4,000 units are currently occupied throughout Mississippi down from a peak of 43,000 units.
September 2, 2008
CLINTON, Miss. -- Employees of FEMA's Transitional Recovery Office (TRO) in Biloxi are returning to the Gulf Coast following the pass through by Hurricane Gustav. The TRO temporarily relocated essential services to Clinton as the storm approached. "We are in the process of reconstituting full operations at the Biloxi TRO within the next two days," said Benjamin Watson, Acting Director Mississippi TRO.
September 1, 2008
CLINTON, Miss. -- Additional operators are available at Mississippi Maintenance Call Center in Jackson, Miss. to assist families currently living in FEMA-provided temporary housing as a result of Hurricane Katrina. "We know we need to pay special attention to those families still recovering from Katrina," said Alec Watson, director of the FEMA Mississippi Transitional Recovery Office. "We're prepared to handle additional calls and address their issues."
August 26, 2008
BILOXI, Miss. -- Two Mississippi-based architectural firms have collaborated with numerous local, state and federal representatives from various departments to rebuild and upgrade three unique Mississippi schools. After winning the bid on the new schools, the architects have designed halls that will not only shape the minds of tomorrow's leaders but may provide shelter for them and their parents in the event of another storm.
August 25, 2008
2 Services at FEMA's Mississippi Maintenance Applicant Support Call Center in Jackson, Miss. have been interrupted only on two occasions, when tornado warnings were issued and staff evacuated the building. The Call Center has operated 24 hours, seven days a week since it opened July 1, 2006 including all holidays.
August 25, 2008
BILOXI, Miss. -- In the southwestern corner of Hancock County, Miss. between Biloxi and New Orleans and only a mile from the Gulf of Mexico sat Charles B. Murphy Elementary School in Pearlington. Just a stone's throw away from ground zero where Hurricane Katrina made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005, the school and community were virtually wiped out. Not far down the road, Gulfview Elementary, the heart of the Lakeshore community, suffered the same fate.
Incident period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 29, 2005