Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 Categories: 10-October Timelines: Milestones

October 4, 2006:

Among the provisions of Public Law 109-295: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007, was the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (PKEMRA). This act “provided important provisions, including the key principle that after a major disaster or emergency declaration accelerated Federal assistance could be sent by FEMA, in the absence of a specific request by a State, to save lives and prevent suffering. — FEMA

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