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Hurricane Katrina

 
  

Project: Hurricane Katrina

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Morning, August 27, 2005: Alabama Governor Offers Assistance to Louisiana, Mississippi Governors

       Alabama Governor Bob Riley offers Louisiana Governor Blanco and Mississippi Governor Barbour assistance if necessary, upon reviewing this morning's National Weather Service report showing that Katrina's most serious impact will most likely be in Louisiana and Mississippi. [Alabama Press Release, 8/27/2005]
People and organizations involved: National Weather Service, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Haley Barbour, Bob Riley, Hurricane Katrina
          

(Before 11:00 am) August 27, 2005: Mississippi Governor Declares State of Emergency

       Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour declares a state of emergency for Mississippi. [Mississippi Executive Order 939, 8/26/2005; Mississippi Proclamation, 8/26/2005]
Note - The timing of this declaration is unclear. The official documents are dated Friday, August 26. However, news reports indicate that the declaration occurs on Saturday. [Ledger-Enquirer, 8/27/2005]
Further, while President Bush signs the disaster declaration for Louisiana today , he will not sign the Mississippi emergency declaration until Sunday morning .
People and organizations involved: Haley Barbour
          

(Midday) August 27, 2005: States Request Additional Assistance from Northern Command

       Some state governors request additional assistance today, according Army Lt. General Honoré will not identify which specific states (i.e., Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, or Mississippi) request assistance at this time. [Department of Defense Transcript, 9/1/2005]
People and organizations involved: Russel Honore
          

August 28-29 2005: Gulf Coast Governors Request Additional Security Forces; FEMA Requests Search and Rescue Support

       Louisiana Governor Blanco and Mississippi Governor Barbour will specifically request additional security forces, beginning today, according to General Honoré does not specifically identify the governor(s) who make this request. According to Honoreé through collaboration between the adjutant general and the National Guard Bureau, additional security force capabilities begin flowing into Louisiana and to Mississippi “approximately around Sunday.” FEMA requests support in search and rescue beginning Sunday as well. [DoD News Transcript, 9/1/2005 Sources: Russel Honore] According to a later New York Times report, FEMA will deploy only seven of its 28 urban search and rescue teams by the end of today, and will send no FEMA staff into New Orleans until after the storm has passed. [New York Times, 9/11/2005] On the other hand, Knight Ridder will report that FEMA will deploy 18 search and rescue teams and 39 medical teams before the storm. [Knight Ridder, 8/31/2005]
People and organizations involved: Haley Barbour, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Federal Emergency Management Agency
          


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