California Hurricane Katrina Evacuation (EM-3248)

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 California’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, California 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 California.
September 14, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today President George W. Bush declared that a state of emergency exists in the State of California and ordered Federal aid to supplement Commonwealth and local response efforts to help people evacuated from their homes due to Hurricane Katrina. Assistance is available to state and eligible local governments for emergency protective measures that are undertaken to save lives and protect public health and safety. Emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 100 percent federal funding.
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