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

April 5, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, AL - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved $976,491 for eleven counties to continue crisis counseling for Alabama residents affected by Hurricane Katrina. These funds will provide counseling services for up to nine months after completion of the Initial Services Program. The Initial Services program was granted $1.5 million for counseling services in the disaster declared counties in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
March 31, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding a $1,030,815 grant to help the Electric Board of the City of Russellville , Alabama bury power lines vulnerable to damage by severe storms. The grant money covers 75 percent of the $1 ,518,742 cost of burying 8.2 miles of electrical power lines that are at risk because of straight line winds and icing produced by thunderstorms, winter storms, tornado and hurricane events.
March 30, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- There are options for applicants who have received a letter in the last 60 days stating they are not eligible for FEMA disaster aid, say officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Alabama disaster victims should follow up on their cases to determine what assistance may be available if they have received a denial letter.
March 29, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- As Alabama residents are filing taxes this year, those who were affected by Hurricane Katrina should not be concerned that disaster assistance through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Alabama will result in future penalties to any income-based benefits, such as social security. Alabamians should also take advantage of specific rules designed to make tax filing easier this year, like the deadline extension, deductions for demolition costs, and tax breaks for those who housed evacuees.
March 28, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabamians who suffered damages from Hurricane Katrina and whose address or contact information has changed recently or since their original registration are urged to get in touch with the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It is important that applicants update their records. Failure to do so may result in a delay in receiving assistance or benefits.
March 24, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- In the nearly seven months since Hurricane Katrina came ashore and battered the Gulf Coast, federal and state officials have approved well over half a billion dollars in disaster aid to Alabamians and evacuees from other states affected by the storm. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, aid to Alabama has now topped $591 million.

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