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

June 21, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Disaster recovery officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Florida Long-Term Recovery Office and Florida's State Emergency Response Team (SERT) urge you to have a disaster plan for your pets in preparation for the new hurricane season. "The destructive hurricanes of 2004 and 2005 underscored the importance of accounting for animal needs during major disasters," said Scott Morris, FEMA director for Florida Long-Term Recovery. With hurricane season upon us, your pets need to be included in your family emergency plan.
June 21, 2006
News Release
LAFAYETTE, Ala. -- Hope rests high on a hill in rural Lafayette, Alabama. In this case, hope stands in the form of a stately brick building named Hope's Inn. The shelter has recently become a safe haven for hurricane evacuees and others in need of emergency lodging. It is part of a system of volunteer agencies that offer their services to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the effort to assist disaster survivors.
June 15, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala.
June 9, 2006
News Release
SELMA, Ala. -- Framed by age-old oaks and well-kept grounds, the towering Greek revival entry is careworn yet inviting. This 1874 building in downtown Selma, Alabama is an historical landmark with a long tradition of caring for people in need. It was Selma's first hospital and later served as a nursing home. Now as The Circle of Love Center, these walls once again offer hope and comfort by sheltering hurricane evacuees.
June 9, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Even as the 2006 hurricane season is underway, work continues to provide assistance and services to Hurricane Katrina survivors in Alabama. As a result, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) opened a joint Transitional Recovery Office (TRO) in Montgomery. Effective June 6, 2006, the TRO replaces the Joint Field Office (JFO) that has been in operation since last hurricane season.
June 6, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The final federal trailer departed from Oak Mountain State Park, ending a nearly nine-month cooperative effort between the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Alabama. Alabama's state park system represented an important part of FEMA's emergency interim housing for many evacuees made homeless by Hurricane Katrina. Residents were able to move on as more permanent housing has become available. The number of travel trailers housed in Alabama state parks peaked at 600 on October 4, 2005.

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