Posts Tagged ‘tropical’

Auditor: USM should repay post-Katrina funding

LONG BEACH — A federal auditor says FEMA should demand the return of $5.3 million of Hurricane Katrina reconstruction money from the University of Southern Mississippi. The Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General says it reviewed $12.2 million of the $41.1 million that USM received to rebuild its Gulf Park campus in Long Beach following […] [...]

Isle points to Isaac, low river for quarterly loss

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. recorded a loss of $4.3 million during the quarter ended Oct. 28, compared to a loss of $1 million the same quarter last year. Net revenues for the quarter were $223.2 million, compared to $231.4 million the same quarter last year. Consolidated adjusted EBITDA decreased $3.2 […] [...]

Historic building to be razed after damage from Isaac

PASCAGOULA — Hurricane Isaac has done irreparable damage to the Brumfield’s Building, a fixture in downtown Pascagoula since the 1920s. A spokesman for the family said a contractor has been selected and the building will be torn down, once the city has been consulted and all requirements and considerations met. Losing the building will knock […] [...]

Mother Nature smiles on Christmas tree growers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Christmas tree growers were thinking about the holidays when Hurricane Isaac made landfall Aug. 28, knowing the winds and rains would bring additional work before trees would be ready for the 2012 harvest. Stephen Dicke, Extension forestry professor at Mississippi State University’s Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Raymond, said storm […] [...]

Board reinstates contract to elevate State Port pier

GULFPORT — The state port commission board has reinstated a $19-million contract to elevate the first 37 acres of the West Pier for storm-surge protection, with the understanding the final elevation would be lower than previously intended. The Sun Herald reports W.C. Fore Trucking Inc. was hired yesterday to raise the acreage by about 10 […] [...]

FEMA lowers homeowners’ cost-share for retrofits

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Residents in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties can now save more money to protect their homes from wind damage if they participate in the Coastal Retrofit Mississippi Initiative, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). The Federal Emergency Management Agency lowered the homeowner cost-share for participants from 25 percent to […] [...]

Poultry exec scoffs at MSU professors’ post-Sandy predictions

WILMINGTON, Del. — The Delmarva peninsula’s poultry industry is up and running after emerging from Superstorm Sandy relatively unscathed. The Delaware Department of Agriculture said there was no significant flooding or poultry house damage, and that chicken farmers are generally in good shape. Feed trucks are back on the road, and poultry processing plants resumed […] [...]

Corps sends personnel to areas affected by Sandy

VICKSBURG — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has tasked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to assist with the disaster relief mission underway in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Three Vicksburg District employees, Jasper Lummus, Greg Williams and Lamar Jenkins are onsite serving as subject matter experts for debris removal efforts in Philadelphia, Pa., […] [...]

Utility reports all nuclear plants safely weathered Sandy

JACKSON — Entergy Nuclear reports its Indian Point Energy Center and James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in New York, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vermont have all safely weathered Hurricane Sandy. Indian Point 2, FitzPatrick and Pilgrim remained at full power while Vermont Yankee reduced power […] [...]

Board cannot decide whether to continue raising state port

GULFPORT — The state port’s five-member board has set a third special meeting because members were unable to decide in two previous sessions whether the port should continue elevation of the West Pier from 10 feet to 25 feet above sea level. Commissioner Jim Simpson told The Sun Herald port consultants indicated tenants will evacuate […] [...]

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