Posts Tagged ‘disaster response’

Panel rules FEMA should pay hospital

by Published: January 28,2010

Tags: disaster response, federal agnecy, healthcare

NEW ORLEANS — An arbitration panel ruled yesterday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency must pay almost half a billion dollars to replace the hospital that served New Orleans’ poor before it was heavily damaged in Hurricane Katrina. The decision ended a long-running dispute between the state and the federal agency, which argued that damage […] [...]

USDA declares virtually entire state a disaster

by Published: November 18,2009

Tags: agriculture, disaster response, federal agency, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 79 counties in Mississippi as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by the combined effects of severe spring and fall flooding and summer drought, that occurred March 1, 2009, and continuing. Farm operators in the other three counties — Kemper, Neshoba and Newton […] [...]

Safe room getting FEMA funds

by Published: September 29,2009

Tags: disaster response, federal agency

JONES COUNTY — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) announced approval of $2.4 million in federal funding to support the construction of a community safe room complex in Jones County, Miss. The $2.4 million represents 75 percent of the estimated cost for constructing a community safe room that can withstand hurricane and […] [...]

Commission awarded grant for wireless network

JACKSON — A $19.4-million grant has been awarded to the Mississippi Wireless Communication Commission to help build the Mississippi Wireless Integrated Network, an interoperable wireless network for first responders. The grant was presented by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. The funding will be used to […] [...]

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