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FEMA approves $11M in Isaac grants; SBA OKs $1M+ in loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $11.1 million in grants across Mississippi for damage from Hurricane Isaac. That includes more than $9.5 million for housing assistance and $1.6 million for other needs such as personal property, damaged vehicles and medical expenses, FEMA spokesman Tim Tyson told The Mississippi Press. In addition to that, the Small Business ...

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Alderman wants pre-storm cleanup by businesses, contractors

LONG BEACH — Alderman Mark Lishen says Long Beach should require businesses and construction sites to make sure their building materials, trash and trash containers won’t become battering rams in hurricanes. He tells WLOX-TV he wants an ordinance to make sure that such things are secured or removed before hurricanes arrive on shore. Lishen’s current proposal wouldn’t penalize homeowners who ...

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More counties declared disaster; SBA opens Center

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — An amendment has been made to the Sept. 1 federal disaster declaration, adding the following 13 counties to the list of declared disaster areas from Hurricane Isaac damages: Adams, Amite, Clarke, Forrest, George, Hinds, Lincoln, Marion, Pike, Stone, Walthall, Warren and Wilkinson. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has begun accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance from ...

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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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State wants unspent $6M back from Coast county

HANCOCK COUNTY — The state has asked Hancock County for $6 million in funds not spent on a “property acquisition” project. The project is a limited buy-out plan designated to reduce the repetitive losses of residents in low-lying areas of Hancock County. The Sea Coast Echo reports the county has not spent any of the $10 million it was allotted ...

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