MEMA: Assessing damage from Isaac ‘slow, tedious’
Published: September 4,2012
Tags: disaster, disaster recovery, emergency, energy, flood, flooding, hurricane, natural disaster, rain, severe weather, shelter, state agency, state government, storm, storm surge, tornado, tropical storm, tropical weather, Weather, wind
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi officials say assessing damages from Hurricane Isaac is a tedious task that will take time.
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jeff Rent says electricity had been restored to all but a few hundred structures in the state by today. Three shelters remained open this morning, housing 26 people in Forrest, Hinds and Jackson counties.
Rent says officials are studying damages in five counties where there’s interest in individual assistance grants. Under the current disaster declaration, the assistance is available only to people in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, and Pearl River counties.
Rent says officials are assessing damage in Amite, Lincoln, Marion, Pike and Walthall counties, where numerous people applied for individual assistance.
Rent says assessing damage is a “slow, tedious task.”
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- UMMC reaching out after death of high school football player
- MDOT: Work on I-269 is on schedule, several phases at halfway point
- Margaritaville owner files for bankruptcy before landlord hearing
- Delta Council says condition of Highway 6 'of crisis dimensions'
- Severstal completes the sale of Columbus plant to Steel Dynamics
- Another marker going up on Mississippi Country Music Trail
- Researchers fly drone into hurricane for the first time
- House votes for transfer of Yellow Creek Port land to state
- City leaders vote against offering insurance to one adult, possibly same-sex partner