New Mexico Hurricane Katrina Evacuation (EM-3229)
Incident period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005
Emergency Declaration declared on September 7, 2005
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
October 21, 2005
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) instructs victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to be cautious when applying for individual and housing assistance as fraudulent contractors and scam artists are not uncommon in the wake of disasters.
October 13, 2005
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- For the thousands of evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application is a vital step toward federal assistance. Applicants for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) who receive an SBA loan application in their packet from FEMA must complete and return it?whether or not they want a loan.
October 12, 2005
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The City of Lake Charles and all but one community in Louisiana 's Calcasieu Parish have launched a permanent reentry plan for its citizens. Only the town of Vinton , La. remains on a "look and leave" status. Residents can call the City of Lake Charles information hotline at 337-491-1280 for more information. Temporary housing is available for those evacuees who return home to find that their home is not livable. Hospitals are operational for medical emergencies.
October 10, 2005
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Evacuees with insurance who were affected by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita should still register for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Even insured individuals may be eligible for several types of disaster assistance. Although FEMA assistance cannot pay deductibles or duplicate what insurance already covers, it may supplement insurance coverage. For example, disaster assistance grants could help pay for:
October 5, 2005
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- People receiving disaster assistance as a result of losses from Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita must use the money according to instructions provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The initial $2,000 in expedited assistance was granted to hurricane victims for housing or other essential disaster-related needs. Any other FEMA assistance will be granted for a specific purpose, such as home repair or rental assistance.
October 4, 2005
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Evacuees who were displaced from their homes can search for available rental housing online at www.dhronline.org . Disaster Housing Resources Online is an easily accessible website listing immediately available rental properties. Evacuees can search by location, price range and housing description including number of bedrooms and bathrooms.