Collection: Rebuilding After Katrina and Rita

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In the last five years, FEMA has obligated more than $8.9 billion for Public Assistance projects related to the Hurricanes Katrina and Rita recovery efforts in Louisiana. That funding is helping rebuild critical infrastructure all across the state including schools, universities and even jail facilities. These videos highlight the work done on specific projects and allow the stakeholders to tell their stories of survival and rejuvenation in their own words. Visit http://www.fema.gov/rebuildinglives for more information on FEMA's role in the rebuilding and recovery efforts.
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September 20, 2013
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  • Leaders in Biloxi commemorate five years since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast. They held a ceremony on the town green, which is the site of a memorial.

    Biloxi Remembers Katrina

    Video by Greig Powers
    Leaders in Biloxi commemorate five years since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast. They held a ceremony on the town green, which is the site of a memorial.
  • On the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate visited the Mississippi Gulf Coast to meet with local officals and FEMA staff.

    Administrator Fugate visits Mississippi

    Video by Earl Boyd
    On the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate visited the Mississippi Gulf Coast to meet with local officals and FEMA staff.
  • Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano joins Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour at a ceremony to mark five years since Hurricane Katrina.

    DHS Secretary Napolitano Remembers Katrina

    Video by Greig Powers
    Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano joins Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour at a ceremony to mark five years since Hurricane Katrina.
  • New Orleans, La., November 25, 2013 -- Mike Womack, Director of FEMA’s Louisiana Recovery Office, joins City of New Orleans officials at the groundbreaking for the Milne Boys Home in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood. The Milne Boys Home will now house the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission Headquarters. FEMA has provided $6.4 million in Public Assistance funding for the project. Photo/Amy Connolly, FEMA

    Milne Boys Home Groundbreaking

    Photo by Kristy Christiansen
    New Orleans, La., November 25, 2013 -- Mike Womack, Director of FEMA’s Louisiana Recovery Office, joins City of New Orleans officials at the groundbreaking for the Milne Boys Home in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood. The Milne Boys Home will now house the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission Headquarters. FEMA has provided $6.4 million in Public Assistance funding for the project. Photo/Amy Connolly, FEMA
  • Baton Rouge, La., November 21, 2013 -- The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness hosted a delegation from the Netherlands Thursday, Nov. 21. FEMA’s Louisiana Recovery Office Director Mike Womack joined GOHSEP Director Kevin Davis and Deputy Director Mark Riley to discuss how the state and federal government handle flooding preparedness and recovery. Photo/Manuel Broussard/FEMA

    Dutch Delegation visits The Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

    Photo by Manuel Broussard
    Baton Rouge, La., November 21, 2013 -- The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness hosted a delegation from the Netherlands Thursday, Nov. 21. FEMA’s Louisiana Recovery Office Director Mike Womack joined GOHSEP Director Kevin Davis and Deputy Director Mark Riley to discuss how the state and federal government handle flooding preparedness and recovery. Photo/Manuel Broussard/FEMA

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