Posts Tagged ‘Katrina’

Jury deliberating FEMA trailer case

by Associated Press Published: March 29,2010

Tags: FEMA, housing, Katrina, trailers

NEW ORLEANS — A federal jury yesterday rejected a New Orleans man’s claims that government contractors provided him with a trailer after Hurricane Katrina that exposed him to dangerous fumes, dealing another blow to those suing the trailer makers. Eight jurors unanimously decided that a trailer made by Forest River Inc. of Goshen, Ind., and […] [...]

Coast city asking for audit waiver

by Associated Press Published: March 25,2010

Tags: disaster, Katrina, municipal government

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Legislature is considering a request from Bay St. Louis for a waiver on state-required audits for the 2004 and 2005 fiscal years because city officials said important financial records were lost to Hurricane Katrina. City Clerk David Kolf said when Katrina hit the city was working on its 2004 audit, […] [...]

Thompson opposes FEMA trailer sale

by Associated Press Published: March 19,2010

Tags: FEMA, Homeland Security, housing, Katrina, trailers

JACKSON — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was asked today to block the distribution of tens of thousands of FEMA trailers sold through government auctions. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said in a letter to Holder today that flooding the market with more than 100,000 units produced for […] [...]

Cochran co-sponsors interest-waiving bill

by Wally Northway Published: March 16,2010

Tags: Cochran, Congress, disaster loans, disaster relief, Katrina

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is supporting legislation that would offer assistance to small businesses on the Gulf Coast by waiving interest payments on disaster-related loans issued after recent hurricanes. Cochran is cosponsoring the Southeast Hurricanes Small Business Disaster Relief Act (S.2986), which would direct the Small Business Administration (SBA) to establish a disaster […] [...]

Senate passes GO Zone amendments

by Wally Northway Published: March 8,2010

Tags: Congress, disaster recovery, GO Zone, Katrina

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The U.S. Senate has approved two amendments to expand and extend Gulf Opportunity Zone (GO Zone) tax benefits that are important to Gulf Coast recovery, according to U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran. The Senate accepted the two amendments by unanimous consent as part of the Tax Extenders Act (H.R. […] [...]

O’Neill’s benefit to area med facilities is priceless

by For the MBJ Published: February 14,2010

Tags: Duane O'Neill, health care, Katrina, UMMC

Editor, The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership (GJCP) serves the entire region in the very vital role of economic development. As one of the largest economic engines in the State of Mississippi, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) needs this partnership to grow and meet the health care needs of Mississippi, now and in the […] [...]

Supreme Court ruling satisfying for Guice

by Nash Nunnery Published: October 19,2009

Tags: Katrina, Supreme Court

For many Katrina victims, insurance decision came too late to help with financial problems   To Judy Guice, the recent landmark ruling by the Mississippi Supreme Court was personal. It established that homeowner insurance policies cover wind damage from hurricanes when water contributes to the loss. A Biloxi attorney, Guice lost her Ocean Springs home […] [...]

Taylor writes letter to President Obama

by MBJ Staff Published: October 19,2009

Tags: Gene Taylor, Katrina, New Orleans, President Obama

In wake of Hurricane Katrina, Coast Democrat urges reform to National Flood Insurance Program WASHINGTON — Just before President Obama’s visit to New Orleans Oct. 15, Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) wrote the President urging the administration to reform the National Flood Insurance Program and revisit the Taylor-written Multiple Peril Insurance Act of 2009. Taylor says […] [...]

DHS forming arbitration panels

by MBJ Newswires Published: August 17,2009

Tags: Arbitration, DHS, Katrina, Rita

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is establishing arbitration panels to resolve outstanding disputes over public assistance claims stemming from the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the formation of the arbitration process following a congressional directive included in recently-enacted legislation. The panels are intended to […] [...]

Mississippi Cottages finally rolled out

by Stephen McDill Published: May 11,2009

Tags: cottages, Katrina, MEMA

Cottage is beginning of MEMA’s master plan to convert temporary disaster housing into permanent homes Family members, friends, neighbors and local officials gathered at the Southern Oaks Mobile Home Park in Gulfport May 1 to celebrate a milestone in post-Hurricane Katrina recovery. Eighty-two-year-old retired Air Force veteran Ralph Bougrand and his wife, Edna, are the […] [...]

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