Alabama Hurricane Katrina (DR-1605)

Incident period: August 29, 2005 to September 26, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 29, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 24, 2007
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Recovering from a disaster can be measured in many ways. Typically, we hear about the dollars spent to rebuild homes and businesses, or how many projects have been funded to make sure a city or community can provide critical services to its customers. All of these facts and figures are important.  They represent hard work, dedication and cooperative efforts of local, state and federal agencies.
October 15, 2007
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Al. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today a reimbursement program that will provide relocation assistance to disaster victims displaced by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The damage and destruction caused by the hurricanes resulted in temporary relocation of many Gulf Coast residents to various locations within and outside of their pre-disaster states.
August 28, 2007
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast region almost two years ago. Today local, state and federal agencies are still working together to provide Alabama residents resources to rebuild their lives. As the recovery process continues, here is a look back to see how far Alabama has come. 1 Hurricane Katrina led to the single largest direct housing mission in Alabama history. 13 Alabama State Parks and campgrounds were opened to offer shelter to evacuees.
August 28, 2007
News Release
Montgomery, Ala. -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce a unique, new Web site devoted solely to matters of recovery from hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The FEMA Gulf Coast Recovery Web site will be an essential resource for anyone interested in FEMA's involvement and the progress being made following the devastation of the 2005 hurricanes.
August 28, 2007
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Nearly two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast with powerful winds and record storm surges, the state of Alabama continues to rebuild along with its coastal neighbors.  The U.S.
May 15, 2007
News Release
Montgomery, Ala. -- The U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that eligible FEMA travel trailer occupants may now purchase their unit. As part of the recent announcement to extend housing assistance past August 31, 2007, FEMA also announced it would begin selling travel trailers to current occupants of these units. The "Sales to Occupants" program allows families currently living in FEMA temporary housing units to purchase them.

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