Tag Archives: Hurricane Katrina

Former McRae’s getting $35 million remake as Venyu data storage center

May 9, 2014

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Baton Rogue’s Venyu Solutions is set to convert the first McRae’s Department Store into the technology company’s fourth data storage and cloud-based data center. Venyu Solutions said data storage equipment purchases and the conversion of the circa 1960 former Fondren store property represent a $35million investment. The center that will open along the 300 block […]

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CARTER: Help headed for Nunnelee’s district should show him nation cares for its own  

May 1, 2014

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My generation’s poet laureate would say this of Mississippi’s Rep. Alan Nunnelee: “He never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns.” So now with no secrets to conceal, Nunnelee wears the frowns of those very same jugglers and clowns. And well he should. If you recall the aftermath of Superstorm […]

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Supreme Court orders judge to re-examine case of casino damage to hotel during Katrina

July 26, 2013

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BILOXI, Mississippi  — The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a judge to take another look at lawsuit over whether a company is liable for damage caused when the President Casino was torn from its moorings during Hurricane Katrina and smacked into a nearby hotel. Hurricane Katrina devastated the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2005. Casinos at […]

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Mississippi’s Palazzo says he’ll be ‘point person’ on disaster-relief reform

January 9, 2013

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Congressman says he’ll be ‘point person’ on disaster-relief reform >> Poll question … U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo toured areas of the Jersey shore and Staten Island for the first time to view Sandy hurricane damage Tuesday, after the backlash over his vote against funding for the National Flood Insurance Program last week.  >> Read more […]

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MBJ: Offsets needed for Palazzo hypocrisy on Sandy relief

January 8, 2013

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That’s Mississippi, always looking out for the rest of us. So goes the cynical commentary after two-term Rep. Steven Palazzo embarrassed Mississippi with his vote last week against federal aid for Hurricane Sandy recovery. As the national media has been quick to point out, Palazzo is a taker but not much of a giver. Rep. […]

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Hypocrisy issue raised in Palazzo vote against Sandy aid for Northeast

January 7, 2013

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  Last week, two-term Rep. Steven Palazzo, a Biloxi Republican, sparked controversy nationwide when he voted against relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy, despite representing coastal Mississippi, one of the regions hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina and a top beneficiary of Katrina disaster aid, Talking Points Memo reports. » SUN HERALD: Palazzo puts politics ahead […]

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Barbour stunned at barbs thrown at Christie’s post-Sandy work with Obama

November 2, 2012

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Haley Barbour knows a bit about hurricane recovery and working with the federal government to preserve lives and property after a storm, having led Mississippi’s rebuilding from the historic destruction of hurricane Katrina in 2005. So you can understand his irritation at criticism leveled at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for his work with President […]

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Port of Gulfport board: No need to raise port elevation to 25 feet

October 30, 2012

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An eagerness to shorten the time frame for upgrading the Port of Gulfport led port commissioners Tuesday to scale back plans to elevate the West Pier to 25 feet as part of a $500 million-plus restoration and expansion of Mississippi’s main seaport. The choice ahead is whether to elevate to 12 feet or 15 feet. […]

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Making Sense of Health Care Data for Mississippi

October 1, 2012

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By: Mark A. McComb, CQE, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management Science Mississippi College School of Business At the time it was hard to adequately assess the extent of the damage caused by Katrina, but seven years later — at an estimated cost of approximately $105 billion (2010 adjusted dollars) — Katrina would become the most […]

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Shifting sand

October 23, 2011

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Barrier islands’ health crucial to economy Two of the state’s four barrier islands, which are the keys to both the Coast’s ecology and economy, are in jeopardy, and state and federal agencies are now in a race with time and nature to reverse the damage. The operation is focused on the most threatened island, Ship […]

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