Posts Tagged ‘Katrina’

Hurricane Isaac leaves damage, memories of Katrina in its wake

by MBJ Staff Published: December 28,2012

Tags: Hurricane Issac, hurricanes, Katrina, MEMA, NOAA

Hurricane Isaac leaves damage, memories of Katrina in its wake On Aug. 28, almost seven years to the day Hurricane Katrina struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Hurricane Isaac blasted the same area. Though only a Category 2 storm, Isaac’s arrival at high tide, its direction and slow movement caused widespread damage and destruction across South […] [...]

Cartoon – January 9, 2012

by Ricky Nobile Published: January 8,2012

Tags: Farewll to Haley, floods, Haley Barbour, Katrina, MBJ cartoon, Mississippi governor, ricky nobile, tornadoes

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Cut loose by Allstate, homeowners likely to find coverage elsewhere

by Ted Carter Published: May 2,2011

Tags: Add new tag, Allstate, homeowners, insurance, Katrina

With hurricane season’s official start less than a month away, 5,000 Mississippi homeowners face the prospect of losing their Allstate home insurance coverage. But state polices adopted after Katrina in 2005 should go a long way toward ensuring the homeowners can find policies elsewhere, say Professor Larry Cox of the University of Mississippi and Matt […] [...]

Chinese drywall settlement reached

by Amy McCullough Published: October 14,2010

Tags: Chinese drywall, Katrina

Source: PR Newswire NEW ORLEANS — The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Chinese Drywall multi-district litigation and Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin (KPT) today announced a breakthrough settlement to remediate homes impacted by KPT’s drywall. The agreement establishes a demonstration remediation program, funded by KPT and a number of builders, drywall suppliers and their insurers. The program […] [...]

New IRS rule offers tax relief to drywall victims

by Amy McCullough Published: October 7,2010

Tags: drywall, IRS, Katrina, tax rule

Source: Press release Tax Agency Announces Instructions to Help Offset Costs of Repairing Corrosive Drywall WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today suggested that Mississippians consult a new federal procedure that provides favorable tax relief for property losses associated with corrosive drywall. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued guidance […] [...]

Cartoons – August 23, 2010

by For the MBJ Published: August 22,2010

Tags: BP, Cartoon, JACKSON, Katrina, Mississippi Power, oil spill, ricky nobile, water system

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Perspective still needed five years after Katrina

by Ross Reily Published: August 22,2010

Tags: Katrina, MBJ column, perspective, Ross Reily

Even five years later, it’s hard to put into words what Hurricane Katrina did to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. People throw around statistics that include millions of cubic yards of debris as compared to other hurricanes. It kind of all runs together after a while. Pictures and video don’t do it justice, because many of […] [...]

Life on the Coast: Five years of the new normal

by Lynn Lofton Published: August 22,2010

Tags: Coast, five years, Katrina, Lynn Lofton

Has it really been five years since Hurricane Katrina roared across Mississippi?  It’s easy to think it was just yesterday but at the same time feel it’s been 50 years since life for so many people changed. On the Mississippi Gulf Coast, things changed radically. Even a casual observer who doesn’t live here can drive […] [...]

Bringing back Central Ave.

by Clay Chandler Published: August 22,2010

Tags: 5 year anniversary, Central Avenue, D'Iberville, Katrina, MBJ Focus

In the 1970s and into the 1980s, Central Avenue in D’Iberville was a bustling corridor that connected the small Gulf Coast town with its larger neighbor, Biloxi. Businesses thrived there. According to D’Iberville’s director of community development, between 15,000 and 20,000 cars pounded the Central Avenue pavement daily, most of them carrying commuters to and […] [...]

Attorneys plan appeal of FEMA trailer ruling

by Associated Press Published: July 30,2010

Tags: courts, disaster recovery, FEMA, Katrina, lawsuit

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Plaintiffs’ attorneys plan to appeal a judge’s dismissal of claims against the federal government by Mississippi storm victims who say they were exposed to dangerous fumes while living in FEMA trailers after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt ruled last month that a Mississippi law shields the federal government from […] [...]

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