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

September 9, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Officials from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Robertsdale will relocate to a new site in Baldwin County , the Foley Events Center , opening at noon on Sunday, September 11, 2005. The DRC will be location at: Foley Events Center20801 County RoadFoley, Alabama 32535 Dates: Sunday, Sept. 11Until further notice
September 9, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Nearly $460 million in expedited aid to individuals has been provided by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency in the 48 hours since the agency activated the expedited assistance program. More than 230,000 eligible households are receiving these payments of $2,000 to help pay for their emergency needs of food, shelter, clothing, personal necessities and medical needs.
September 9, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Various forms of expanded disaster assistance have been made available for hard-hit Alabama counties to recover from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Newly designated counties now eligible for Individual Assistance (IA) are Choctaw, Clarke, Greene, Hale, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa, bringing the total of eligible counties to ten.
September 8, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has contracted with five of the nation’s major corporations to speed emergency housing relief to Gulf Coast families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. These emergency contracts joined a new Housing Area Command created and led by FEMA to address the extreme housing needs of the region and the more than 1 million people who were forced to flee their homes because of the storm. While not all evacuees will require housing, currently 163,000 citizens of Louisiana are now residing in shelters.
September 8, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- With hundreds of thousands of Hurricane Katrina victims finding themselves far from home in shelters, temporary quarters or with friends and families, FEMA is here to provide a first step towards a return to normalcy, through a toll-free number or an online application. The Department of Homeland Security encourages everyone who was adversely affected by the storm to call FEMA's toll-free teleregistration line at 1-800-621-FEMA or register online at: www.fema.gov. The hearing or speech impaired may call TTY 1-800-462-7585.
September 7, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Teams of state and federal community-relations specialists are making a concentrated outreach effort in three Gulf Coast counties to provide information about available disaster assistance programs to all Alabamians and displaced evacuees from neighboring states who suffered damages and losses due to Hurricane Katrina.

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