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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 feet, to 25 feet above ...

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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 for hurricanes even if the ...

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Coast property could be eligible for federal flood-buyout program

JACKSON COUNTY — Eighty-six properties in Jackson County could be eligible for the federal government’s home elevation or buyout program. The Mississippi Press reports supervisors were told this week that notices would be sent out to eligible property owners to determine if they are interested. In February, the county hired Thompson Consulting Services to submit an application for FEMA’s Severe ...

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