Posts Tagged ‘disasters’

Senators pushing FEMA for change in flood modeling

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), backed by a bipartisan group of another 25 senators, is encouraging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to end its practice of ignoring some levees and flood control structures in cases where communities may be harmed by the lack of precision in new […] [...]

SBA disaster loan applications still available

by Published: December 30,2010

Tags: banking and finance, disaster recovery, disasters, loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in Mississippi that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are still available to small businesses and non-profit organizations of all sizes economically impacted by the severe storms and flooding that occurred from April 23-24, 2010. “Businesses and non-profit organizations that suffered economic losses as a result […] [...]

Court to hear Hood’s appeal in price gouging case

by Published: November 15,2010

Tags: courts, disasters, price gouging, retail

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court will take up Attorney General Jim Hood’s appeal of a Winston County judge’s ruling that Mississippi’s price-gouging law is unconstitutionally vague. Chancellor J. Max Kilpatrick’s ruling came in 2008 in his rejection of Hood’s lawsuit that accused a Mississippi oil company of charging too much for fuel in the […] [...]

Farmers: Disaster aid in Farm Bill inadequate

The permanent disaster aid program in the 2008 Farm Bill was intended to spare Congress from having to scrape up extra money every time a drought, flood or hurricane struck farm country, but growers in the South claim the plan has failed them. They argue the program needs changes, and as proof they point to […] [...]

Chamber comes out in support of insurance bill

by Published: August 18,2010

Tags: Congress, disasters, floods, hurricanes, insurance, real estate

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce has come out in full support of HR 1264, also known as the Multiple Peril Insurance Act of 2009. The chamber says the bipartisan bill ensures access to needed wind damage insurance for homeowners by expanding the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Wes Fulmer, […] [...]

More assistance approved for disaster recovery

by Published: August 13,2010

Tags: disaster recovery, disasters, hurricanes, tornadoes, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced final approval for eight federal grants worth more than $18.1 million to support Mississippi Gulf Coast recovery projects associated with Hurricane Katrina—work that was stalled because a federal disaster relief fund ran low on money. And, the federal government is offering a cost-share break on public assistance […] [...]

Chamber offers online disaster preparedness plan

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce has developed the Disaster/Hurricane Preparation Plan for Business Security & Recovery. The packet was created to assist businesses, business owners and employees in the event of a natural disaster, such as a hurricane. The toolkit consists of checklists, forms, and emergency contacts to help get businesses […] [...]

NVision’s REACT product gets DHS approval

by Published: August 6,2010

Tags: disasters, first responders, technology

HANCOCK COUNTY — NVision Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently designated the company’s REACT (Real-Time Emergency Action Coordination Tool) as a “Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology” through the DHS SAFETY Act. NVision formerly marketed the tool in conjunction with other partner technologies as “HazNet.” The SAFETY (Support Anti-terrorism by […] [...]

Cochran: New law should cover disaster recovery efforts

by Published: August 3,2010

Tags: Congress, disaster recovery, disasters, Weather

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) says he’s confident that a $131-million backlog of disaster recovery projects in Mississippi — held in suspension as Congress worked to approve funding to replenish a federal disaster fund — will move forward with the enactment of an emergency spending bill. President Obama last Thursday signed into law the […] [...]

Disaster assistance extended to storm victims

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Individuals in Alcorn, Benton, Lafayette, Tippah and Tishomingo counties who were unable to work because of severe storms, tornadoes and flooding may apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). People who live or work in one of the affected counties and could not work because of major destruction caused by severe storms, tornadoes […] [...]

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