Montgomery, Ala. -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce a unique, new Web site devoted solely to matters of recovery from hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The FEMA Gulf Coast Recovery Web site will be an essential resource for anyone interested in FEMA's involvement and the progress being made following the devastation of the 2005 hurricanes.
The site, www.fema.gov/gulfcoastrecovery, contains news and statistics; the latest reports and graphic descriptions of federal aid; interactive maps showing locations and descriptions of rebuilding projects; important phone numbers, links and other contact info; as well as background information and essential guidelines on preparedness and mitigation.
"The purpose of this site is to inform families, trying to recover and rebuild their homes and lives, about what FEMA has accomplished during the last two years," said Gil Jamieson, FEMA's Deputy Administrator for Gulf Coast Recovery. "We know there is much more to do in the rebuilding effort. However, we strongly believe it is crucial for recovery that people be reassured much has been done already, and to see what efforts are underway."
The site demonstrates the level of FEMA's commitment to the region, documents progress and provides a transparent view of the process for anyone who is interested. Additional information and resources will continually be added to the site so that it is a useful tool for Gulf Coast families, government officials, news media, and the general public.
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.