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 9, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Evacuees and displaced residents affected by Hurricane Katrina who currently reside in travel trailers use propane as their cooking, furnace heating, and water heating source. When dealing with propane, safety is important. If used properly, propane is a safe and relatively low flammable gas. It has the lowest flammability rating of any alternative fuel and is safer than liquid gasoline since it is a gas and cannot be ingested.
March 7, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The registration information that Alabama residents and evacuees provide when they apply for Hurricane Katrina disaster aid is confidential. It is used only to establish eligibility and prevent duplication of disaster recovery assistance.
March 4, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabamians who suffered damages from Hurricane Katrina have just one week left to register for disaster assistance, according to state and federal officials. March 11 is the last day to register. 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.
March 2, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- With close to $590 million in disaster assistance disbursed to Alabama hurricane victims, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working to ensure that disaster relief funds go only to those legally entitled to receive it. Both state and federal officials are actively doing everything possible to avoid fraud. FEMA supports a zero tolerance policy with respect to fraudulent cases.
February 24, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency announced today that the toll-free registration and helpline numbers now have new operating hours. New Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (CST) seven days a week until further notice.
February 24, 2006
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Al -- Alabamians who suffered damages from Hurricane Katrina have just two weeks left to register for disaster assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). March 11, 2006 is the last day to register. 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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