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Alabama Hurricane Katrina (DR-1605)

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Incident period: August 29, 2005 to September 26, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 29, 2005


October 24, 2007 - News Release

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Recovering from a disaster can be measured in many ways. Typically, we hear about the dollars spent to rebuild homes and businesses, or how many projects have been funded to make sure a city or community can provide critical services to its customers. All of these facts and figures are important.  They represent hard work, dedication and cooperative efforts of local, state and federal agencies.

October 15, 2007 - News Release

MONTGOMERY, Al. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today a reimbursement program that will provide relocation assistance to disaster victims displaced by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The damage and destruction caused by the hurricanes resulted in temporary relocation of many Gulf Coast residents to various locations within and outside of their pre-disaster states.

August 28, 2007 - News Release

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast region almost two years ago. Today local, state and federal agencies are still working together to provide Alabama residents resources to rebuild their lives. As the recovery process continues, here is a look back to see how far Alabama has come. 1 Hurricane Katrina led to the single largest direct housing mission in Alabama history. 13 Alabama State Parks and campgrounds were opened to offer shelter to evacuees.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 55,867 $128,575,830.18 $90,561,930.91 $38,013,899.27
Last Updated: Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 01:59 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $118,786,709.96 $51,144,382.50 $64,837,706.72
Last Updated: Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 06:23 (Updated daily)

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