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 2, 2005
News Release
Montgomery, Ala. -- The first Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Southwest Alabama will open in Bayou La Batre at noon on Friday, officials from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. This is the first of several centers that will open in Alabama to provide information to those who have suffered damage from Hurricane Katrina. The DRC for Bayou La Batre will be located at:
September 2, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Michael D. Brown, Department of Homeland Security's Principal Federal Officer for Hurricane Katrina response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, called for patience in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
September 2, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FEMA, along with its federal partners, state governments and voluntary agencies, are all working to keep meals ready to eat (MREs), food, water, ice, medical supplies, generators, and other critical commodities flowing into hurricane-hit areas, said Michael D. Brown, Department of Homeland Security's Principal Federal Officer for Hurricane Katrina response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
September 1, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- With Katrina’s landfall, disaster recovery workers around the country, including in Florida, mobilized to respond. Long term recovery staff in Florida continue their efforts on behalf of those affected by the six hurricanes that have made landfall in the state since last August, while supporting the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s response in areas heavily impacted by Hurricane Katrina’s second landfall.
September 1, 2005
News Release
Washington, D.C. - Hurricane Katrina caused massive destruction and damage that will require a multitude of services and products during the recovery process. The services of independent contractors are usually acquired through sealed bidding or negotiations, however FEMA accepts capability statements and informational packages. The following information should be included:

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