Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Katrina recovery’

Recovery package still taking applications

by Wally Northway Published: August 24,2009

Tags: HUD, Hurricane Katrina recovery, MDA

Last of funds could take years to award   Just weeks after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Aug. 2005, the State of Mississippi petitioned Congress for help with the massive cleanup and recovery effort. Gov. Haley Barbour, the state’s congressional delegation and others were successful in securing approximately $5.4 billion […] [...]

Reef restoration continuing

by Wally Northway Published: July 30,2009

Tags: environment, fishing, Hurricane Katrina recovery, state agency

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Department of Marine Resources’ (DMR’s) Artificial Reef Bureau, in partnership with Mississippi Gulf Fishing Banks (MGFB), is working to rebuild fishing reefs destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. On July 29, about 300 cubic yards of crushed limestone were distributed across a half-acre just off the Ocean Springs Chester M. McPhearson Jr. […] [...]

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