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

December 1, 2006
News Release
Montgomery, Ala. -- Alabama residents currently living in temporary travel trailers may want to take extra precautions due to possibility of freezing temperatures throughout the state. More than 580 temporary housing units currently occupied throughout the state have been "winterized" prior to placement. Maintenance teams have applied special protective measures to reinforce water hoses and examined the electric heat strips of each unit. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency offers the following safety recommendations:
September 8, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Florida policyholders of the National Flood Insurance Program received more than $860 million in payments for Hurricane Ivan claims since the storm crashed ashore, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. For nearly 10,000 claims paid, the total disbursements under Ivan amount to more than those paid for any other Florida disaster in the program’s history. Nationwide, only policyholders who made flood claims for Hurricane Katrina received more money.
August 24, 2006
News Release
]]>*/ ]]> */ MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Category four Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast region almost one year 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.
July 27, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Manatee County is installing state-of-the-art hurricane shutters on facilities responsible for treating and testing the county’s water supply. The city of Leesburg, in Lake County, is placing windproof hurricane barriers on four of its public buildings to protect first responders, city employees and vital equipment from the dangers of flying glass and debris.
July 27, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Mitigation is the practice of preparing for disasters before they happen by using disaster-resistant building techniques or any other sustained methods designed to reduce or eliminate long-term risks to life and property. Studies show that every $1 spent on mitigation can save up to $4 in costs related to disaster recovery. One simple but extremely effective mitigation measure is the installation of storm shutters or wind barriers. When properly installed, these devices can protect homes, businesses and vital public facilities – and, in the process, human lives.

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