Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation (EM-3218)

Incident period: August 27, 2005 to October 1, 2005
Emergency Declaration declared on September 5, 2005

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October 5, 2005
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- For Katrina evacuees now living in other states, there may be tax relief on the horizon, federal and state recovery officials said today. Because of a special Hurricane Katrina relief bill enacted by Congress and signed into law on Sept. 23, Katrina-impacted taxpayers in disaster-declared counties no longer have to deduct 10 percent of their adjusted gross income and a $100 deductible to claim disaster losses on their federal taxes.
September 30, 2005
News Release
ATLANTA , Ga. --Victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita who evacuated to Georgia have received $85,107,674 million for relief aid from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
September 5, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Michael D. Brown, Department of Homeland Security's Principal Federal Official for Hurricane Katrina response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available to Georgia to supplement its efforts to assist evacuees from areas struck by Hurricane Katrina.
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