Sunday, May 8, 2011

October 4, 2005

The official death toll was upgraded to 1,836 with more than 2,500 still missing. State-by-State death tolls: Louisiana 1,577, Mississippi 238, Florida 14, Alabama 2, Georgia 2, Tennessee 1, Kentucky 1.

October 4, 2005

To date, approximately 1.5 million people were evacuated from the damaged areas in Louisiana, roughly 1 million have applied for hurricane-related federal aid, 30,000 are in out-of-state shelters, 46,400 are in state shelters and 972 people have perished in the storm.

September 21, 2005

The official death toll was tallied at 1,036. This marked the first time since 1928 that a natural disaster in the U.S. had been officially acknowledged to have killed at least 1,000 people. State-by-state death tolls: Louisiana 799, Mississippi 218, Florida 14, Alabama 2, Georgia 2, Tennessee 1.

September 12, 2005

Michael D. Brown resigned as Director of FEMA for, "the best interest of the agency and the best interest of the president."

September 9, 2005

Michael Brown was removed from directing Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in New Orleans by Michael Chertoff. He has been replaced by Vice Admiral Thad W. Allen, Chief of Staff of the United States Coast Guard.

September 7, 2005

Senator Barbara Mikulski called for Michael Brown's resignation. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid voiced criticism of the disaster's handling, and of the Bush administration's management, delegation of control, leadership, and human consideration

September 7, 2005

President Bush and Governor Blanco met to discuss what to do next. After Bush laid out the options to Blanco she told him she needed 24 hours to review and decide