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Recovery package still taking applications

Last of funds could take years to award   Just weeks after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Aug. 2005, the State of Mississippi petitioned Congress for help with the massive cleanup and recovery effort. Gov. Haley Barbour, the state’s congressional delegation and others were successful in securing approximately $5.4 billion in Community Development Block Grant ...

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Reef restoration continuing

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Department of Marine Resources’ (DMR’s) Artificial Reef Bureau, in partnership with Mississippi Gulf Fishing Banks (MGFB), is working to rebuild fishing reefs destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. On July 29, about 300 cubic yards of crushed limestone were distributed across a half-acre just off the Ocean Springs Chester M. McPhearson Jr. community pier as part of ...

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