Posts Tagged ‘MEMA’

MEMA offering Mississippi Cottages

by Published: February 5,2010

Tags: disaster recovery, housing, MEMA, nonprofits, real estate

PEARL — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is requesting letters of interest from non-profit and government entities that wish to receive Mississippi Cottages for the purpose of meeting ongoing housing needs throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast. MEMA is now offering the remaining used cottage stock to nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status, public housing authorities and […] [...]

State still beefing up emergency preparedness

by Published: August 24,2009

Tags: disaster preparedness, MEMA

Hurricane Katrina’s lessons are still fresh  While the State of Mississippi’s response in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina generally drew high marks, the storm drove home some harsh lessons about disaster preparedness. Keeping the public informed about potential storms and directing first responders to areas of need, improving the flow of traffic in the event […] [...]

FEMA grant repays more than $1 million to MEMA

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

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 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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