Rhode Island Hurricane Katrina Evacuation (EM-3255)
Incident period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005
Emergency Declaration declared on September 19, 2005
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September 20, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The President declared an emergency exists in the State of Rhode Island 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 5 counties of the State of Rhode Island.