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

March 23, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Disasters can be hard to deal with for anyone, but for those with disabilities and other special needs, disasters present a real challenge. Because emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning and can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home, having a plan will greatly reduce the chance of injury and the stress of dealing with a disaster. Officials from the U.S.
March 21, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The small business that prepares in advance of a disaster like Hurricane Katrina has a greater chance of returning to pre-disaster operating levels if it suffers damage from the event. There is no better reason for a business owner to look seriously at being prepared for a disaster, says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
March 16, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Hurricane preparedness is not the responsibility of one agency, community, group or people, but rather a collective effort shared by all who are affected by disastrous storms. The responsibility to be prepared begins with the individual and family. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency encourage all families to take part in planning for future disasters, because when it comes to being ready for the upcoming hurricane season, there is no substitute for knowing how to keep your family safe.
March 13, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- With the June 1st start of hurricane season less than three months away, and work still being done to recover from the 2005 season, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Alabama Emergency Management Agency urges Alabamians to prepare early for the upcoming hurricane season.
March 10, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Alabama Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced that benefits in the form of Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) will be available through June 3, 2006. This 13-week extension is available to those who have already filed for disaster unemployment assistance with the state. On March 6, President Bush signed legislation that extended the benefit period for nearly 400,000 affected individuals nationwide.
March 10, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- March 11 is approaching fast, and Alabamians who suffered damages from Hurricane Katrina should register before the deadline has passed, say state and federal officials. Homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage from the hurricane are urged to call the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) teleregistration number toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired.

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