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

July 21, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- In less than one year since Hurricane Wilma struck South Florida, more than $1 billion in federal Public Assistance funds has been dispersed throughout communities affected by that storm, officials from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida's State Emergency Response Team (SERT) announced today.
July 19, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- This month, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) began the process of closing Zirlott Park in Mobile County as an emergency, short term housing solution for displaced Katrina residents and evacuees. Under agreement with the city of Bayou La Batre, restoration efforts will begin to return the park to its original purpose—as a recreational space for the citizens of Bayou La Batre.
July 13, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Volunteers have proven indispensable in past disaster response and recovery efforts in Florida, and officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT) are urging Floridians to consider how and where they might be of service this year – before a hurricane strikes.
July 13, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- As Floridians prepare themselves and their families for another hurricane season, government and nonprofit officials are urging them also to prepare to help others if a storm should strike the state.
July 7, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. – Monday will mark one year since Hurricane Dennis struck Florida’s panhandle and offered a prelude to what would become the most active hurricane season in history. Dennis’ destruction gave a glimpse of the additional challenges that would later face Floridians and other Gulf Coast residents due to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
June 28, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- On August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina devastated the northern Gulf Coast and led to a federal disaster declaration for 22 Alabama counties. In the almost 10 months that followed, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency have approved more than $690 million dollars in disaster assistance to Alabamians, and to Katrina evacuees from other Gulf Coast states who sought refuge here.

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