Posts Tagged ‘debris’

Cleanup of debris from Feb. 10 tornado almost complete

PINE BELT — Officials are nearing the end of the debris cleanup from the Feb. 10 tornado that struck northeastern Lamar County, Hattiesburg and Petal. The Hattiesburg American reports Petal wrapped up its debris cleanup efforts March 22. Mayor Hal Marx says the cleanup tab was approximately $100,000. In Hattiesburg, John Brown, assistant to the […] [...]

Grant awarded for storm cleanup; more counties eligible for aid

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI  — The U.S. Department of Labor says it’s giving a $2-million grant to assist Mississippi with cleanup and recovery efforts from recent storms, tornadoes and flooding. The funds are being awarded to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security to create temporary jobs that support storm recovery efforts. In the aftermath of storms that […] [...]

Officials call special meeting to discuss tornado cleanup

HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg City Council held a special called meeting to discuss cleanup and response efforts in the wake of the Feb. 10 tornado. The Hattiesburg American reports Mayor Johnny DuPree estimated the amount of debris in the city is about 200,000 cubic yards. DuPree said the city would release a request for proposals […] [...]

Cleanup from tornado hampered by rain, thunderstorms

HATTIESBURG — Rain and thunderstorms were likely to complicate work today to clean up the debris strewn across southern Mississippi by a tornado, which left residents marveling that no one died despite the severity of the destruction. Roofs were torn from homes and massive trees were tossed across houses. In one part of Hattiesburg, the […] [...]

Communities in race with deadline to spend Katrina money

VICKSBURG — Warren County and Vicksburg want to decide before the end of 2012 on how to spend a remaining $1.75 million in Hurricane Katrina recovery money. The Vicksburg Post reports the money runs out in 2013. The county got $3.8 million in 2008 to clean drainage ditches inside Vicksburg. Warren County was among 49 […] [...]

Ladners sentenced for Katrina-related kickback scheme

BAY ST. LOUIS — A former Hancock County road department manager and his wife and brothers have been sentenced to prison in a Hurricane Katrina kickback case. The Sea Coast Echo reports U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden in Gulfport sentenced Roger Ladner, the former road manager, to five years during a hearing yesterday. Ladner also […] [...]

Ladners to be sentenced for Katrina-related kickbacks

BAY ST. LOUIS — A former Hancock County road department manager and his wife and brothers are scheduled for sentencing today in the Hurricane Katrina kickback case. Prosecutors say Roger Ladner was given the authority to award millions of dollars in ditch-cleaning contracts after Katrina. Some allegedly went to his relatives with a portion of […] [...]

Contractor, city settle Katrina cleanup-related lawsuit

WAVELAND — A lawsuit against Waveland filed by a contractor who claimed the city owes it $1.36 million for post-Hurricane Katrina cleanup work has been dismissed. The Sea Coast Echo reports according to paperwork filed in Hancock County Circuit Court, T.C.B. Construction of Poplarville and city agreed to dismiss the suit. T.C.B. sued the city […] [...]

FEMA approves $11M in Isaac grants; SBA OKs $1M+ in loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $11.1 million in grants across Mississippi for damage from Hurricane Isaac. That includes more than $9.5 million for housing assistance and $1.6 million for other needs such as personal property, damaged vehicles and medical expenses, FEMA spokesman Tim Tyson told The Mississippi Press. In addition […] [...]

Alderman wants pre-storm cleanup by businesses, contractors

LONG BEACH — Alderman Mark Lishen says Long Beach should require businesses and construction sites to make sure their building materials, trash and trash containers won’t become battering rams in hurricanes. He tells WLOX-TV he wants an ordinance to make sure that such things are secured or removed before hurricanes arrive on shore. Lishen’s current […] [...]

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