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 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.
September 3, 2005
News Release
BATON ROUGE, La. - Michael D. Brown, Department of Homeland Security's Principal Federal Official for Hurricane Katrina response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will continue to host field briefings, Saturday, September 3 at 9:00am CDT/10:00am EDT and 3:00pm CDT/4:00pm EDT. These twice-daily federal coordination briefings will continue each day.
September 3, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has deployed all 28 of its National Urban Search and Rescue teams -- 7 to Louisiana and 11 to Mississippi -- to assist in rescue efforts in heavily impacted areas. The remaining 10 have been activated and deployed to staging areas in Dallas and Houston, Texas.
September 3, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Hurricane Katrina victims in Alabama?s three declared counties as well as evacuees from other hard-hit Gulf Coast states are reminded that the only way to register for federal and state disaster assistance is by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency?s (FEMA?s) toll-free teleregistration line.
September 3, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, today, activated its National Emergency Resource Registry through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The activation is in response to the outpouring of support offered by generous businesses nationwide.

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