GULFPORT — Gulfport officials say piers along the Gulf Coast that were damaged by Hurricane Isaac in August may not be repaired before summer.
The Category 1 storm that hit Aug. 29 tore up slats, pilings and jetties from Biloxi to Pass Christian.
Officials say the repairs and improvements must be approved by FEMA and put out for bids before work can begin.
A few of the piers are open, but most have been closed since Isaac hit, and officials want to get them fixed so residents and tourists can fish from them again.
David D’Aquilla, assistant director for the Department of Leisure Services in Gulfport, tells The Sun Herald the piers along Gulfport’s beach were the hardest hit in Isaac.
BEFORE YOU GO…
… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.
If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.Click for more info