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More disaster assistance centers open for Isaac victims

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened two more Business Recovery Centers, bringing the number of centers to three. These temporary centers are designated to provide one-on-one help to business owners seeking disaster assistance for losses caused by Hurricane Isaac. The centers are: • Hancock County — Hancock Chamber of Commerce, 111 Court Street, Bay St. ...

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Disaster loans available to PNPs affected by Isaac

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration reports certain private non-profit organizations (PNPs) in Mississippi that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available as a result of a Presidential disaster declaration for public assistance resulting from damages caused by Hurricane Isaac. PNPs ...

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U.S. unemployment jumps; affected by Hurricane Isaac

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped to the highest level in two months, although the figures were skewed in part by Hurricane Isaac. Applications increased by 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 382,000, the Labor Department said today. That’s up from 367,000 the previous week. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, increased for the fourth straight week to ...

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Portions of Isaac-battered beach could open this weekend

HARRISON COUNTY — Portions of the Hurricane Isaac-battered beach in Harrison County could be open this weekend as workers continue to remove debris the storm left behind. Chuck Loftis, director of the Sand Beach Authority, told The Sun Herald crews are making progress and likely will open parts of the beach where vendors operate. Hurricane Isaac brought wind and rain ...

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Counties now eligible to receive more post-Isaac aid

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — More than two-dozen southern Mississippi counties will receive additional types of reimbursement for Hurricane Isaac storm recovery, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reports. The Federal Emergency Management Agency can reimburse 75 percent of the eligible cost to repair road systems and bridges, water control facilities, public buildings and contents, public utilities, parks, recreational and other key public ...

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FEMA extends filing deadline for Isaac; MEMA gives update

GULFPORT — After meeting with local officials in coastal Mississippi counties, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) said he is encouraged by the willingness of federal agencies to work with Mississippi to resolve early issues arising from Hurricane Isaac recovery efforts. Cochran, along with Gov. Phil Bryant, met in Gulfport with local and county officials from Harrison and Hancock counties to ...

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Test confirm oil washed up by Isaac came from BP spill

GULF COAST — Laboratory tests show that globs of oil found on two Louisiana beaches after Hurricane Isaac came from the 2010 BP spill. Tests run by Louisiana State University for state wildlife officials confirmed that oil found on Elmer’s Island and Grand Isle in Louisiana matched the biological fingerprint of the hundreds of millions of gallons of oil that ...

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