Posts Tagged ‘flooding’

Bill amendment aimed at giving state say in La. levee project

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Senate has accepted an amendment authored by U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) aimed at giving Mississippi a role in a proposed levee project that could result in new flood threats to the Mississippi Gulf Coast if not carefully studied with input from affected parties. The Cochran amendment was incorporated into […] [...]

MDA adds $40M to Katrina fund for omitted neighborhoods

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Development Authority has added $40 million to the post-Katrina Neighborhood Home Program to reach eligible residents initially left off the list. Under the program, contractors are repairing Katrina-damaged homes not covered by previous disaster assistance. Jon Mabry, chief operations officer of MDA’s recovery division, told The Sun Herald 1,200 […] [...]

Forecasters predict higher, later river crest at Vicksburg

by Associated Press Published: May 14,2013

Tags: crest, depth, engineer, flood, flooding, forecast, levee, predict, prediction, rain, river, snow, snowmelt, water

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Mississippi River is now predicted to crest Friday at 44 feet in Vicksburg. The forecast is a foot higher and a day later than predicted last week. Forecasters tell the Vicksburg Post the updated projection is based on rainfall amounts in areas near tributaries that feed the Lower Mississippi. The river […] [...]

County buying four flood-proned homes through MEMA

PEARLINGTON — Hancock County’s buy-out program has finally gotten off the ground. Four homes in the Pearlington community are currently in the process of being purchased through the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency program. County leaders tell WLOX-TV they will have up to $10 million to purchase as many repetitive loss properties as they can. Supervisor […] [...]

Senator introduces amendments in wake of La. levee flak

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has introduced a series of amendments intended to ensure the safety of Mississippians from flooding or storm surge threats that might result from a new flood control proposal for Louisiana. To various degrees, the three Cochran amendments to the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (S.601 or […] [...]

Hurricane forecaster: Last year was ‘water, water, water’

by Associated Press Published: May 7,2013

Tags: flood, flooding, forecast, hurricane, rain, storm, storm surge, tropical, Weather, wind

GULF OF MEXICO — Last year’s hurricane season drove home some big lessons, the nation’s chief hurricane forecaster said Tuesday: Storm surge and flooding are dangerous and difficult to predict, and sometimes it’s even harder to communicate that sense of urgency to the public. It wasn’t just high winds that posed a threat and caused […] [...]

Deadline approaching for Hurricane Isaac assistance

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that June 3 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Clarke, George, Greene, Jackson,Lauderdale and Wayne counties as a result of Hurricane Isaac. Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster […] [...]

Forecasters change river crest — again

by Associated Press Published: May 5,2013

Tags: crest, flood, flooding, forecast, forecaster, rain, river, snow melt, water, Weather

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Forecasters say the Mississippi River is predicted to reach flood stage of 43 feet in Vicksburg by May 15. The Vicksburg Post reports continued rain along the Ohio and Tennessee river valleys and snow in the upper Midwest are causing the rise. Forecasts on the Lower Mississippi have been adjusted four times […] [...]

State officials concerned about La. levee plan

by Associated Press Published: May 5,2013

Tags: flood, flooding, levee, real estate, state agency, state government

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he’s worried that a proposed levee in Louisiana could place low-lying areas of south Mississippi in danger of flooding. Hosemann told The Sun Herald he’s concerned about a proposal being considered to build a 24-foot barrier levee near Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana. The plan is one of several […] [...]

Sign-up for aid for Isaac victims ends this month

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in Mississippi that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations affected by Hurricane Isaac. The deadline is May 30. Economic Injury Disaster Loans up to $2 million are available […] [...]

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