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 7, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- One week after Hurricane Katrina’s slashing winds, torrential rains and strong coastal surges tossed most of the Gulf Coast region into disastrous disarray , the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved nearly $5.2 million in disaster aid to nearly 3,000 Alabama households.
September 7, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As the response efforts to get people out of harms way and placed in safe clean environments continues, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency is reaching out to individuals and assisting them in the application process for disaster assistance. The registration process is one of the first steps in receiving aid through FEMA's programs, and assistance is being expedited to assist those in need.
September 7, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- As the federal-state disaster recovery effort continues to reach out to Gulf Coast storm survivors with unmet needs, a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will make a stop in Dauphin Island City this coming weekend. The mobile center, staffed by Alabama and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recovery specialists and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan officers, has telecommunication and network computer links to assist registrants and provide updated information on applications already filed.
September 5, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, FEMA is providing mass care to disaster victims at shelters and medical units across the Gulf Region and distributing vital medications and supplies, tetanus vaccines, and maintenance medications for diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, anxiety and other conditions, Michael D. Brown, Department of Homeland Security's Principal Federal Official for Hurricane Katrina response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
September 4, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - State and federal disaster officials announce the opening of three additional Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in southern Alabama on Monday, September 5, bringing to five the number of Gulf Coast centers open to assist those affected by Hurricane Katrina. DRCs serve as one-stop information centers and offer disaster victims a chance to talk face-to-face with recovery specialists, as well as state and local volunteer organizations who can provide additional assistance or help with immediate unmet needs for disaster victims.
September 4, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The American Red Cross has created and launched the Family Links Registry, which will aid individuals who are seeking loved ones and family members in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The Family Links Registry can be accessed by visiting www.redcross.org or by calling: 1-877-LOVED-1S (1-877-568-3317) to register.

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