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
May 1, 2006
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Eight months have passed since Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast, triggering an unprecedented recovery effort and the most challenging housing crisis in Alabama history. Since Katrina, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency have approved $613.7 million dollars in disaster aid to Alabamians and evacuees from other states affected by the storm.
April 27, 2006
MONTGOMERY, Al.--The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working with current residents in Zirlott Park in Mobile County to address their long-term housing needs. "Zirlott Park has served its purpose," said Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Bolch. "It was only intended as a short-term housing facility when no other options were available. Alabama's disaster recovery has reached a point where there are more appropriate housing solutions available that provide residents with better access to resources and services."
April 26, 2006
ORLANDO, Fla. ? Flooding is America's most common natural disaster. Even though hurricanes are the main cause of flooding in Florida, we must be prepared at all times. Officials from the State of Florida Emergency Response Team (SERT) and the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge Floridians to take action now and buy flood insurance before heavy rains and late spring floods begin.
April 24, 2006
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved $2.5 million for continued crisis counseling for Alabama residents affected by Hurricane Katrina. These funds will provide counseling services for up to nine months as part of the Regular Services Program. The Immediate Services program was granted $3.1 million for counseling services in Alabama in the initial aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
April 19, 2006
ORLANDO, Fla. -- In the six months since Hurricane Wilma hit South Florida, more than $760 million in Public Assistance funds has been dispersed throughout communities affected by that storm, contributing to a total of $1 billion in Public Assistance funds that has reached city, county and state applicants for recovery from the 2005 storms, officials from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT) announced today.
April 11, 2006
MONTGOMERY, AL - Recent spring storms and the damage they caused serve as constant reminders of the importance of being prepared when it comes to bad weather. One of the most essential preparedness items your family can have is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio. A weather radio will alert you to severe weather and dangerous conditions before they arrive. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency recommend that all homes and businesses have a weather radio.