Oklahoma Hurricane Katrina Evacuation (EM-3219)

Incident period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005
Emergency Declaration declared on September 5, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 20, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Hurricane Katrina victims seeking federal temporary housing assistance do not need to complete a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application to be considered for such assistance.
December 20, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark -- Hurricane Katrina victims seeking federal temporary housing assistance do not need to complete a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application to be considered for such assistance.
December 9, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Hurricane evacuees in Oklahoma have until Thursday, December 15, 2005 to transition into temporary housing, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). With FEMA's hotel program coming to an end, evacuees are urged to register with FEMA if they have not already done so and take advantage of three free housing resources ? an in-state housing helpline, a website and a toll-free hotline -- for locating available rental housing.
December 7, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark . -- Special mapping technology being used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is expected to expedite the distribution of disaster assistance for thousands of Louisiana residents whose homes were damaged during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
December 1, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark . -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reminds homeowners and renters who evacuated because of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita that in order to be eligible for most forms of disaster assistance, FEMA must inspect the home you lived in prior to the hurricanes. Important steps in the recovery process include registering with FEMA, filing private insurance claims, filling out a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application and having a FEMA-contracted home inspection.
November 22, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- People who are unemployed because of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have less than two weeks to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. Officials urge those in need of disaster-related employment assistance to contact their state of residence department of labor before the Nov. 30 deadline.

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