Hospitals & Asylums
Hurricane Katrina HA-29-8-05
Federal Emergency Management Administration
Hillary Clinton (D)
Michael Brown v. Vice Admiral Thad Allen usurpation of office
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
“This hurricane has caused catastrophic devastation across areas of
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).
amounts to a total of 382,800 refugees and a death toll estimated at 10,000 on
General disaster assistance questions: FEMA-Correspondence-Unit@dhs.gov
"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
The Army Corps of Engineers is hard at work pumping the
flood waters out of
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: http://www.usafreedomcorps.gov/
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 www.swern.gov
If you prefer, you can call FEMA's
donation center toll-free at (800) 440-6728.
For a list of organizations accepting donations, please
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 http://www.OneStarFoundation.org
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.
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 http://www.usfa.fema.gov/about/media/katrina.shtm
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 https://volunteer.ccrf.hhs.gov
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
http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov/, and Louisiana State Police at http://www.lsp.org/emergency.html
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is providing
information on current conditions at http://www.msema.org/index.htm
For water/ice distribution sites and much other
information, try http://www.mema.ms.gov/mema/Katrina.nsf/
You can find out about current road conditions at http://www.dps.state.ms.us/dps/dps.nsf/roadmap?OpenForm
You may also wish to check The Sun Herald's website at http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/
Local media reports and much other disaster information
SEARCH AND RESCUE
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: http://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/home.do
LOCATING FAMILY OR FRIENDS
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 www.familylinks.icrc.org/katrina, or by calling 1-877-568-3317.
The National Next of Kin Registry can be viewed at http://nokr.org/nok/restricted/home.htm
SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS
The U.S. Postal Service has established temporary locations for Social Security check distribution for Hurricane Katrina victims: http://www.ssa.gov/emergency/usps.htm
Please view the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) website at www.fdic.gov 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.
REGISTERING FOR FEMA ASSISTANCE AND FOLLOWING UP
You may register for FEMA assistance online at http://www.fema.gov 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
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 http://www.fema.gov/rrr/inassist.shtm
REIMBURSEMENT FOR SHELTERING DISASTER VICTIMS
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.
ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESSES
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 http://www.sba.gov/disaster_recov/index.html
If your business is located in
BUSINESS HIRING OF EVACUEES
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 McNelly.Jennifer@DOL.gov
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 to 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:
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
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 www.sba.gov
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.
Federal Emergency Management Agency