Nevada Hurricane Katrina Evacuation (EM-3243)

Incident period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005
Emergency Declaration declared on September 13, 2005

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December 9, 2005
News Release
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today approved the state of Nevada’s request for an extension of its program using federal funds to provide temporary hotel and motel housing for Hurricane Katrina and Rita evacuees. As one of 10 states housing a high concentration of the evacuee population nationwide, Nevada was eligible for an additional extension. The hotel/motel program now will end Jan. 7, 2006, as opposed to Dec. 15, 2005, in the state of Nevada.
September 14, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the President declared that an emergency exists in the State of Nevada and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts to assist evacuees from the area struck by Hurricane Katrina and to provide emergency assistance to those areas beginning on August 29, 2005, and continuing. The President's action makes Federal funding available to the State and all 17 counties of the State of Nevada.
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