Posts Tagged ‘Katrina’

Dale and Associates honored for lighthouse restoration

by Wally Northway Published: June 16,2010

Tags: architecture, awards, disaster recovery, engineering, Katrina

BILOXI — Dale and Associates Architects, P.A. (DAA) has been honored with the Outstanding Preservation Project Award by the City of Biloxi for the recently completed Lighthouse Renovation. According to the city, the award is “for untiring efforts and dedication in helping preserve and promote the history of our community.” The historic landmark sustained heavy […] [...]

Contractor convicted of wire fraud

by Associated Press Published: June 14,2010

Tags: construction, courts, disaster recovery, Katrina, natural disaster, real estate, Weather

GULFPORT — A business owner convicted on state charges of home-repair fraud after Hurricane Katrina has been indicted in a federal case of wire fraud. The Sun Herald reports that FBI agents arrested 51-year-old Ricky Douglas Deveny of Gulfport June 10 on a warrant involving an 11-count indictment. Deveny is accused of committing wire fraud […] [...]

Man sentenced for Katrina-related fraud

by Associated Press Published: June 7,2010

Tags: courts, fraud, Katrina, real estate

CARRIERE — A 55-year-old Carriere man has been sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to one count of making false statements to a federal agency. Wayne L. Manning was sentenced to five years probation for a fraudulent application he made to the Louisiana Road Home Program after Hurricane Katrina. Manning also was ordered to […] [...]

Contractor charged with defrauding FEMA

by Associated Press Published: June 4,2010

Tags: courts, disaster recovery, indictment, Katrina, real estate

GULFPORT — A federal grand jury has indicted a North Carolina businessman who contracted with FEMA to set up travel trailers in South Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. Clarence Bundy Morrison IV of Fayetteville, N.C., is charged with conspiring to defraud FEMA. The charges against the 42-year-old Morrison include wire fraud and false statements and claims. […] [...]

Cochran: More cooperation needed for flood maps

by Wally Northway Published: June 1,2010

Tags: Congress, FEMA, flood maps, floods, Katrina, Weather

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is stressing the need for federal agencies to be more cooperative in dealing with Mississippi communities affected by an ongoing process to update flood maps. Mississippi’s senior senator also welcomed a decision to try to establish arbitration panels to resolve disputes. Cochran was among the lawmakers who met with […] [...]

Chaney: Veto will not affect Wind Pool

by Wally Northway Published: May 17,2010

Tags: disaster recovery, housing, insurance, Katrina, real estate, Wind Pool

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Gov. Haley Barbour’s veto of legislation giving an additional $20 million to the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association (Wind Pool) will not increase coastal rates this year and will not have an immediate impact on coastal Wind Pool rates, according to Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney. “In the previous fiscal year, the Legislature […] [...]

Mississippians have weathered the storms before

by Contributing Columnist Published: May 9,2010

Tags: Katrina, MBJ column, Nancy Anderson, storms

A couple of weeks ago, I headed to the Coast for a book signing. I was scheduled to be at Bay Books in Bay St. Louis on Saturday morning. This is one of my favorite places in Mississippi, so the trip was no hardship. In addition, it gave me a reason to visit my parents […] [...]

Katrina case heads to Supreme Court

by Associated Press Published: May 7,2010

Tags: courts, insurance, Katrina, lawsuit

PASCAGOULA — A dispute between an insurance company and a retired Navy admiral over coverage of damages from Hurricane Katrina has made its way to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The case is among dozens the Supreme Court will hear during its May-June term. The lawsuit involving Admiral James W. Lisanby and his wife, Gladys, and […] [...]

Katrina insurance lawsuit settlement reached

by Associated Press Published: April 15,2010

Tags: disaster, insurance, Katrina, real estate

LONG BEACH — United Services Automobile Association Insurance has settled with a Long Beach couple in a lawsuit over hurricane wind damage. Biloxi attorney Judy Guice, who represents Margaret and Magruder S. Corban of Long Beach, told The Sun Herald that the settlement was reached. She declined to discuss the details. The case had been […] [...]

State to waive city’s audits

by Associated Press Published: April 7,2010

Tags: audits, disaster, Katrina, municipal government, state government

BAY ST. LOUIS — Gov. Haley Barbour has signed a bill giving the City of Bay St. Louis a waiver on two years’ worth of required state audits because records were lost to Hurricane Katrina. The city will get a waiver on state-required audits for the 2004 and 2005 fiscal years because officials said when […] [...]

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