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City to use Katrina recovery money to seek end to flood woes

Mississippi’s second-largest city could use recovery money from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina to seek a solution to a neighborhood’s flooding problem. WLOX-TV reports that the Gulfport City Council will consider hiring an engineering firm Tuesday to investigate flooding and propose solutions. Businesses along the stretch of U.S. 49, a central artery in the city, have long complained that unmaintained ditches and a ...

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Mississippi sues landlords over Katrina loans gone bad

Mississippi is going after landlords and would-be landlords who promised to fix up property after Hurricane Katrina for low- to moderate-income tenants but failed to abide by the terms of their forgivable loan agreements. The Sun Herald reports the Mississippi Development Authority has filed 65 lawsuits and so far recovered $630,000 in funds the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban ...

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State’s highest court reverses decision in Windpool case

By JACK WEATHERLY The Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed decisions by the state insurance commissioner and Hinds County Chancery Court and ordered a reconsideration of Arrowood Indemnity Co.’s suit against the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association. The company said it made an overpayment of nearly $5 million because it was misled by the association, known as the Windpool. The Windpool, composed ...

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Circuit clerk protects Hancock County’s records, history

By LISA MONTI Hurricane Katrina ripped open the roof off Hancock County’s historic courthouse and broke windows but most records inside the thick walls survived, thanks to some hurried preparations and a good bit of luck. But Circuit Clerk Karen Ladner Ruhr isn’t counting on luck to protect the old documents in her office, especially the marriage licenses that date to ...

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