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 1, 2005
News Release
Contracting Opportunities: If your business constituents have questions regarding contracting opportunities with FEMA in support to the Hurricane Katrina response and recovery operations, we strongly suggest you direct them to the appropriate website. The websites and contact numbers are: Alabama: www.ema.alabama.gov Louisiana: www.ohsep.louisiana.gov Mississippi: www.mema.state.ms.us
August 31, 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, announced that federal resources and support are continuing for states impacted by Hurricane Katrina, one of the most devastating hurricanes to hit the United States.
August 31, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), today warned people who suffered damages from Hurricane Katrina to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to clean and repair disaster damaged property or remove disaster debris.
August 30, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A team of medical specialists from Nevada has been deployed to the Gulf Coast states to assist in the response effort to Hurricane Katrina. Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed the Nevada-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) to be ready to assist communities in the area with emergency medical needs following Hurricane Katrina.
August 30, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Technical experts with information on how to make homes and businesses safer from disasters will be temporarily available at the following Panhandle area home improvement stores starting Wednesday, Aug. 31. Home Depot 5309 North Davis Hwy (Brent Lane) Pensacola Lowe’s 1421 Tiger Park Lane Gulf Breeze Home Depot 414B Mary Esther Cutoff NW Ft. Walton Beach Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., until further notice
August 30, 2005
News Release
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Medical specialists from Washington-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) have been deployed to Gulf Coast states to assist in the response effort to Hurricane Katrina. Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed Washington-1 DMAT to be ready to assist communities in the area with emergency medical needs following Hurricane Katrina.

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