Posts Tagged ‘MEMA’

FEMA grant repays more than $1 million to MEMA

by MBJ Newswires Published: August 10,2009

Tags: Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, MEMA, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Pearl

PEARL — A $1.55-million federal grant has been approved to reimburse the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) for emergency service costs incurred after Hurricane Katrina. The decision was announced in a joint release from Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in consultation with congressional appropriations committees, has […] [...]

County joins NFIP

Choctaw County — Choctaw County has joined the 303 Mississippi communities allowed to purchase federally backed flood insurance, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reports. The availability of the flood insurance follows the community’s adoption and enforcement of ordinances to reduce flood losses and acceptance by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Residents of Choctaw […] [...]

Nonprofits get Mississippi Cottages

by Wally Northway Published: July 9,2009

Tags: housing, Hurricane Katrina, MEMA, Mississippi Cottages, non-profit organizations

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Mississippi Gulf Coast residents still in need of permanent housing because their lives were uprooted by Hurricane Katrina will soon have another way to obtain a Mississippi Cottage. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) recently awarded 558 Mississippi Cottages to four non-profit organizations and the City of Pascagoula under the Mississippi […] [...]

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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