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Hurricane Katrina HA-29-8-05


Federal Emergency Management Administration


Hillary Clinton (D)

Michael Brown v. Vice Admiral Thad Allen usurpation of office

1. To continue the reputation for disaster relief established in the 9.0 Earthquake and Tsunami HA-26-12-04 and FEMA– Hurricane/ Haitian Insurance HA-29-9-04 the following estimates have been prepared to ensure that there is adequate emergency relief for individuals and the property insurance industry is adequately subsidized to satisfy the refugees and rebuild the damaged communities as swiftly and thoroughly as necessary.  Since Hurricane Katrina struck on 29 August 2005 more than 75,000 people are being housed in nearly 240 shelters across the region, and Red Cross President Marty Evans told CNN, "We expect that to grow" as people who can't return home seek somewhere to stay.  More than 1.3 million homes and businesses in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were without electricity, according to utility companies serving the region. Estimates are that 1,000 people died in the flooding but final counts are not finished and there is a great effort to reunite families that were separated by the storm.  The latest damage estimates by insurance industry analysts project that total insured damage from Hurricane Katrina could be between $10 billion and $25 billion dollars.  Congress has voted to administrate $10.5 billion for the reconstruction and emergency relief effort.

2. “This hurricane has caused catastrophic devastation across areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama,” said Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response and head of FEMA. “FEMA, along with our federal, state and local partners, is working around the clock to get live-saving assistance into the hardest hit areas. We need everyone’s cooperation to keep passable roads clear and to prevent those returning from placing additional burdens on the limited shelter, food and water in the heavily impacted areas.”

3. Under 42USC(68)§5170B-3 essential assistance programs are categorized as follows;
(A) debris removal;
(B) search and rescue, emergency medical care, emergency mass care, emergency shelter, and provision of food, water, medicine,
(C) provision of essential needs, including movement of supplies or persons;
(D) clearance of roads and construction of temporary bridges necessary to emergency tasks and essential community services;
(E) provision of temporary facilities for schools and other essential community services;
(F) demolition of unsafe structures which endanger the public;
(G) warning of further risks and hazards;
(H) dissemination of public information and assistance regarding health and safety measures;
(I) provision of technical advice to State and local governments on disaster management and control; and
(J) reduction of immediate threats to life, property, and public health and safety.
4. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42USC(68)§ 5121-5206 (the Stafford Act) explains;.                                                                                                                                     
(a) because disasters often cause loss of life, human suffering, loss of income, and property loss and damage; and
(b) because disasters often disrupt the normal functioning of governments and communities, and 
(c) because disasters adversely affect individuals and families with great severity; 
(d) special measures, designed to assist affected States in expediting the rendering of aid, assistance, and emergency services,
(e) and the reconstruction and rehabilitation of devastated areas, are necessary

5. A hurricane is a tropical storm with winds that have reached a constant speed of 74 miles per hour or more. Hurricane winds blow in a large spiral around a relative calm center known as the "eye." The "eye" is generally 20 to 30 miles wide, and the storm may extend outward 400 miles. As a hurricane approaches, the skies will begin to darken and winds will grow in strength. As a hurricane nears land, it can bring torrential rains, high winds, and storm surges. A single hurricane can last for more than 2 weeks over open waters and can run a path across the entire length of the eastern seaboard. August and September are peak months during the hurricane season that lasts from June 1 through November 30.

6. The Climate Prediction Center is calling for a 95% to 100% chance of an above-normal 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, according to a consensus of scientists at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC), Hurricane Research Division (HRD), and National Hurricane Center (NHC). This forecast reflects NOAA’s highest confidence of an above-normal hurricane season since their outlooks began in August 1998. The updated outlook calls for an extremely active season, with an expected seasonal total of 18-21 tropical storms (mean is 10), with 9-11 becoming hurricanes (mean is 6), and 5-7 of these becoming major hurricanes (mean is 2-3).  Beginning with 1995 all of the Atlantic hurricane seasons have been above normal, with the exception of two El Niño years (1997 and 2002). This contrasts sharply with the generally below-normal activity observed during the previous 25-year period 1970-1994 (Goldenberg et al. 2001, Science).  Global warming, specifically a general warming of the ocean temperatures, is considered the cause for the increase in hurricanes. 

7. The Department of Homeland Security has totally subjugated the leadership of the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to Homeland Security if such a legislatively misconstrued Department and Committee should be permitted to exist at all, causing a involuntary reluctance to petition a Secretary who has killed more people than Hurricane Katrina and never paid for the damages Bank Afghanistan Day (BAD).  Most information directs fire and emergency volunteers to stay in contact with state and local agencies and people to get their actionable information from local news agencies.

(a) Federal funds for hurricane relief should be financed in part through a call back of funds from the recent attempt of the Department of Homeland Security to finance terrorism amongst the criminal and military branches of the government through state legislation treating upon homeland security that must either be repealed or amended to eliminate graft, conspiracy and authorization of the use of force. 

(b) Homeland Security and the national security interests and professionals represented there under must be inferior, ie employed by the legitimate Governments of Transportation and/or Emergency Management, as was done in the now bankrupted Ohio Patriot Act SC 9 before the Highway Bill from whence money is sufficiently civilized and now to finance the Emergency Relief of Hurricane Katrina and possible future hurricanes this season. 

(c) Do not make this Hurricane Relief Bill a military finance bill, as was done in the aftermath of last year’s hurricane season, or the political situation will continue to deteriorate!!!  Criminal and military organizations, such as Homeland Security, must not be permitted to legislate this disaster relief that should be titled either a “Hurricane Relief Bill” or an “Act of FEMA” and the armed forces treated upon only in sections there under, rather than other way around.  If Congress has made this mistake at the inception, such as by empowering Homeland Security, they must go back and amend it.

(d) The possibility that the Hurricanes have human causes cannot be disregarded.  It is quite possible that ocean temperatures are elevated through the dumping of thermodynamic chemicals, as occurred in the Styrene Leak settled in HA-29-8-05, in the ocean water by the Coast Guard in covert operation for Homeland Security, or by military ships or corrupted commercial vessels under the direction of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) HA-11-5-5 in a racially motivated action against the African American poor people in New Orleans.  It is this type of terrorism that Homeland Security is supposed to investigate but is, three years from its inception, under investigation for, particularly the Secretary, who needs to be impeached by the Senate as called for in Homeland Security, but with different leadership without affinity for the armed forces or their intelligence, HA-31-1-05

(e) Vice Admiral of the Coast Guard Thad Allen, who has corruptly been given authority over the Hurricane relief efforts in Michael Chertoff’s trademark military coup, first marked in the response to the terrorist attacks of 9-11 that he may have plotted, needs only to be relieved of command of the relief effort, unless he committed any crimes or defrauded the relief money.

8. The political problem with Homeland Security is that a spy agency is given authority over legitimate government agencies dealing with the professional occupations of Transportation, Emergency Management and Citizenship and Immigration.  The Department of Transportation is already a Cabinet level office.  FEMA is so important to our national security that it should be promoted to Cabinet level.  The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration likewise needs to be promoted.  The Department of Homeland Security on the other hand needs to be demoted to the same status as the National Security Agency.  These critical agencies need more respect from the Oval Office. 


9. Art. 24 of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees of 28 July 1951 sets forth the most comprehensive plan of action to end the refugee situation as soon as possible by calling for,


(a) social security (and unemployment benefits administrated by the Governor of the State),

(b) labor legislation (and practical co-ordination of reconstruction efforts).

TEXAS: Gov. Rick Perry says more than 120,000 refugees were in 97 shelters across the state, with another 100,000 in Texas hotels and motels. Hundreds more - no one knows just how many - were housed in churches or private homes.

LOUISIANA: The Red Cross says more than 50,000 refugees were in its shelters. The Superdome has been evacuated and tens of thousands of others have been bused to Texas.

ARKANSAS: Gov. Mike Huckabee says Arkansas likely had 50,000 evacuees in the state as of Friday and that another 20,000 could be expected.

TENNESSEE: Gov. Phil Bredesen says nearly 13,000 refugees were being sheltered and that number could double within several days. More than 10,000 people have gone to Memphis, about 350 miles north of New Orleans.

MISSISSIPPI: The state Emergency Management Agency says 12,500 people were in public shelters. Figures were not available for people in hotels or private homes, but officials say the total number could climb into the tens of thousands. A shelter in Biloxi was closed because more than 20 people there fell ill, and doctors believe the patients may have contracted dysentery from tainted water.

ALABAMA: Gov. Bob Riley is seeking to create temporary, semi-permanent and permanent housing for 10,000 refugees, but emergency officials say the number of hurricane victims in Alabama was likely to climb far higher.

MICHIGAN: The state has offered to house up to 10,000 refugees, a spokeswoman for Gov. Jennifer Granholm says.

SOUTH CAROLINA: U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn proposed housing up to 5,000 refugees in unused military barracks, an empty mall and other large buildings in Columbia. So far, Red Cross chapters across the state reported helping a handful of refugees, although most have been staying with family or friends.

MINNESOTA: Gov. Tim Pawlenty says Minnesota is preparing to host as many as 5,000 evacuees for a year or longer.

OKLAHOMA: A caravan of about buses carrying nearly 2,000 evacuees from the storm-ravaged Gulf Coast region crossed into Oklahoma on Saturday en route to an Oklahoma National Guard barracks. Preparations are being made to house as many as 3,000 additional evacuees at a second site.

FLORIDA: More than 1,100 people were in seven shelters, along with 13,500 refugees in hotels, according to officials in Pensacola, Panama City and Tallahassee.

ARIZONA: One thousand or more refugees were expected to arrive in Arizona sometime Sunday.

COLORADO: Officials say up to 1,000 refugees will be housed at dorms at the former Lowry Air Force base.

GEORGIA: Working with aid groups, state officials have opened 12 shelters housing more than 900 evacuees, Gov. Sonny Perdue says.

MISSOURI: The American Red Cross has housed more than 500 people, says Susie Stonner, a spokeswoman for the State Emergency Management agency.

WEST VIRGINIA: The first of an expected 500 refugees began arriving late Saturday.

ILLINOIS: Authorities were aware of 400 to 500 refugees in the state. The state Board of Education says 35 Katrina refugees were enrolling in Illinois schools.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Ten buses were expected to roll out of Washington for New Orleans to pick up 400 hurricane refugees. Officials expected they would return on Labor Day. Refugees were to be housed at the D.C. Armory.

UTAH: About 150 refugees arrived Saturday night on a chartered Jet Blue airliner out of New Orleans. Three additional planes from the storm-ravaged Gulf Coast were expected late Saturday or Sunday, bringing the expected total number of refugees to about 300.

MARYLAND: A spokesman for the Maryland State Department of Education says at least seven counties have been contacted by refugees who want to enroll students. Some school systems also have inquired about hiring displaced teachers.

This amounts to a total of 382,800 refugees and a death toll estimated at 10,000 on 5 September 2005.  This will cost the government and private donors who should consolidate their funds with FEMA and/or the Social Security Administration to establish an administrative trust for the administration of an estimated $400 million a month in cash assistance at a rate of $1,000 per capita, so that these people can be self sufficient until employment in the reconstruction effort and elsewhere have assured them income security.

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September 8th, 2005 - WASHINGTON, D.C.- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) this evening made the following statement:

"Tonight’s passage of nearly $52 billion in aid reflects Congress and the president's solemn understanding that every relief effort now underway - every search and rescue operation, all of the emergency food, shelter and medical care - must be fully supported in the weeks and months to come in order help displaced gulf coast residents get back on their feet.  Building off last week’s $10.5 billion emergency package, this financial support complements the efforts of the tens of thousands of volunteers, relief workers, law enforcement and military personnel who are working around the clock to care for the sick, protect the defenseless and empower those who must now pick up the pieces and begin anew.


The Administration has requested $51.8 billion. That breaks down to $50 billion for FEMA, $1.4 billion for the Defense Department, and $400 million for the Army Corps of Engineers. We need to pass this bill and get it to the President for his signature tonight.


Speaker Hastert and I announced the formation of a bicameral, bipartisan committee to conduct a top to bottom investigation of the emergency preparation and response to Hurricane Katrina. The committee will be made up of senior members. They will report their findings no later than February 15th, 2006. They will review the emergency plans that were in place at the local, state and federal levels. And they will assess how the local, state and federal governments actually responded.


The Army Corps of Engineers is hard at work pumping the flood waters out of New Orleans. The water level has already gone down by 40%. They estimate it will take another two and half months to completely drain the city. Right now, 60,000 US military forces are on the ground in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi aiding the recovery. They are providing extensive search-and-rescue, evacuation, and medical support. 27 Navy and Coast Guard ships are stationed off the Gulf Coast providing supplies and medical treatment. FEMA is working around the clock to find temporary homes for the thousands of displaced families. They are exhausting every option including military bases, cruise ships, emergency trailers, vacant properties, and motels.


The Gulf Coast will recover and rebuild, and emerge more modern and more prosperous than before. It’s a massive effort. It will take all of our strength and all of our determination. But this America. And in America, no challenge is too great. We rebuilt Chicago. We rebuilt San Francisco. New Orleans, Biloxi, Mobile, and the entire coast will rise again – bigger, stronger and better than ever.


Thank you for your e-mail to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  Although we may not be able to personally respond to you as quickly as we would like, we hope that the following information will answer your questions or get you to a source that can meet your needs.

You may also wish to view the U.S. Government's Official web portal for Hurricane Katrina recovery information:

In addition, the USA Freedom Corps provides useful information and links on its website:


FEMA has activated the National Emergency Relief Registry, a web-based platform allowing citizens wishing to donate goods or services to register their offers online.  This will allow FEMA and its State and local partners to better organize these resources and facilitate delivery to those in need.  You can access the Registry at


If you prefer, you can call FEMA's donation center toll-free at (800) 440-6728.

For a list of organizations accepting donations, please view

The Governor of Texas announced that the OneStar Foundation will act as a volunteer and donations clearinghouse for anyone in the country wishing to help.  For information, please call (800) 707-6768, or go to 


Volunteers should not report directly to the affected areas unless directed to do so by a voluntary agency.  Self-dispatched volunteers can put themselves and others in harm’s way and hamper rescue efforts.

*    Firefighters:

The U.S. Fire Administration is calling on the Nation's fire service, both career and volunteer, to aid the affected citizens and communities.

Please view for additional information and to download applications.  Firefighters should note that deployments are primarily as two-person community outreach teams, not on-the-ground firefighting.

*    Police Officers:

Police officers interested in assisting with the disaster relief effort, please read the statement of the International Association of Chiefs of Police:

*    Medical Professionals:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is managing the national medical relief effort.  To learn more, medical professionals can visit the Health Care Professionals and Relief Personnel Volunteer page at


Trained medical professionals may also call 866-KATMEDI (866-528-6334) to volunteer their services. 

*    Other Volunteers:

For additional volunteer opportunities, please visit the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster’s website at:

If you are in need of emergency information in the State of Louisiana, please check the two following links for possible resources:  State of Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Management at,
and Louisiana State Police at

For New Orleans information, please check: 


The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is providing information on current conditions at

For water/ice distribution sites and much other information, try

You can find out about current road conditions at

You may also wish to check The Sun Herald's website at


In Alabama, road closures, links to county emergency management offices, and other Hurricane Katrina information is available at the Alabama Emergency Management website:

Local media reports and much other disaster information concerning Alabama is available at


In order to assist the U.S. Coast Guard in Hurricane Katrina search and rescue efforts, you may submit a missing or stranded person recovery assistance request at:


Contact the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN), which takes inquiries and sends them to the disaster area, where SATERN personnel will attempt to locate the persons about whom you are inquiring.  You may submit a Health and Welfare Information Request online at 

The Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross (ARC) can be reached at 1-800-229-8191.  To submit a welfare inquiry to the ARC, please call (866) GET-INFO (438-4636).  You can also call this number for information on shelters that have been set up.  ARC’s Family Links Registry can be accessed at, or by calling 1-877-568-3317.

The National Next of Kin Registry can be viewed at


The U.S. Postal Service has established temporary locations for Social Security check distribution for Hurricane Katrina victims:


Please view the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) website at for banking information in the affected areas.  If you have questions, you may call 1-877-ASK-FDIC.


Katrina evacuees can go to any Wal-Mart, CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens or Krogers pharmacy in the United States to have their prescriptions refilled free of charge based on victims’ emergency need.  This service is available if the medication is life-sustaining and the victim is an evacuee.  Disaster victims should bring an old prescription bottle, if available, and must have proof of their damaged dwelling address.


You may register for FEMA assistance online at Please click on the box toward the upper right corner of the screen that says “Register for Disaster Assistance Online.” If you have difficulty completing your online application, please call our Technical Helpdesk at (800) 745-0243.  If you prefer to register by phone, please call our Registration Intake line at (800) 621-3362.  The phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until further notice.  Please have your Social Security number available, as well as a mailing address and telephone number where you can be reached currently.  Please note that only one person from each household should register on behalf of all household members.

To check your application status or ask questions, please view FEMA’s online
Individual Assistance Center at, or call our Helpline at (800) 621-3362.  If telephoning, be sure to listen
carefully to the options so that you direct yourself to the Helpline and not to Registration Intake.

For more information on FEMA’s Individual Assistance program, as well as programs of other agencies that may be available to you, please go to


We appreciate your kindness in opening your home to a victim of Hurricane Katrina.  Unfortunately, at this time, FEMA has no provision to reimburse you for any additional household expenses you may incur through your act of generosity.  However, we encourage your guests to apply for FEMA assistance as soon as possible.  Again, thank you for assisting in the Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.


The Nation’s primary disaster relief resource for businesses is the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan program.  The SBA offers low-interest loans to both individuals and businesses.  For more information, please view SBA’s website at

If your business is located in Mississippi, Alabama or Florida, please call SBA at (800) 359-2227.  If your business is located in Louisiana, you can reach the SBA at (800) 366-6303.


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is taking calls from businesses that wish to offer jobs to Katrina evacuees.Contact Jennifer McNelly in ETA’s Business Relations office at 202-693-3949 or at 


Generator reimbursement policy is set in coordination with each state for each disaster.  In general, if you are a resident of a county declared for Individual Assistance, you will be considered for reimbursement of a generator purchase that was made on or after the onset of the hurricane and was required because you lost power.  You will need a receipt that includes the date of purchase, the price paid, and the name and contact address or telephone number for the store or vendor, and that specifies that a generator was purchased.  To be considered for reimbursement of your
generator purchase, you must first register for FEMA assistance as noted above. 


You may be eligible for your evacuation lodging expenses for up to 30 days if your primary residence sustained damages such that you cannot live there until repairs are made.  Even if your evacuation was mandatory, however, FEMA does not reimburse if your primary residence is not damaged to the extent that you cannot return.  Food, gasoline and other miscellaneous evacuation expenses other than lodging are not reimbursable, regardless of whether your home is damaged.


Individuals who lost work as a result of the disaster in the impacted areas and at evacuation sites may call the U.S. Department of Labor at (866)-487-2365 for information on registering for unemployment insurance and disaster unemployment assistance.


The Internal Revenue Service has established a separate toll-free telephone number at (866) 562­5227 for use only by taxpayers affected by Hurricane Katrina who need help with tax matters.   The line is open Monday through Friday from
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Callers can get information about available tax relief, free copies of their tax return transcripts, and request Disaster Tax Loss Kits.  


Most purchases of disaster recovery services and products are made by local and State governments.  You may check the emergency management or other appropriate websites of the affected states for latest information as follows:

Florida:  Disaster Contractors Network at
Louisiana .

FEMA acquires the services of independent contractors in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation, through sealed bidding or negotiations. FEMA also accepts unsolicited proposals for product and services.  You may call FEMA’s acquisition voice message system at (202) 646-4006 for more information concerning business solicitations. provides a summary about doing business with FEMA.

FEMA locates qualified small businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Pro-net.  You may register with Pro-Net on the SBA’s website

You may contact County offices of emergency management to offer your services, including clean-up services.

If the above information does not respond to your inquiry, or refer you to an appropriate source, we will contact you as soon as possible.


Correspondence Unit
Recovery Division
Federal Emergency Management Agency