Content Tagged 'f.e.m.a.'

Waveland to Finally Build New Police Station
After years of litigation, the City of Waveland was finally given the green light to continue construction on its new police station. Video Video
Coast Preparing for Beginning of Hurricane Season Sunday
Hurricane season begins Sunday, June 1st. In preparation for the season, leaders have been meeting throughout the week to connect different agencies and review protocol. Video Video
American Red Cross Disaster Relief Enters Second Week
Over 300 Red Cross workers are providing shelter, emotional support, meals and relief supplies to people impacted by the storm that devastated parts of Mississippi last week.
Hurricane Preparedness Summit Comes to a Close
Thursday, the Hurricane Preparedness Summit wrapped up in Biloxi and relief leaders say they're more prepared than ever for an emergency. Video Video
F.E.M.A. Offers $6.7 Million for Wind Retrofit Work on Coastal Mississippi Homes
Thad Cochran says hazard mitigation resources intended to protect residences in extreme weather.
National Mobile Disaster Hospital Opens in Louisville, Filling Critical Medical Needs
The National Mobile Disaster Hospital opened Monday in Louisville, Miss., to temporarily replace the Winston Medical Center, which was heavily damaged during the April 28th tornado outbreak.
F.E.M.A. Approves Almost $1.6 Million to Repair Gulfport Piers & Jetties
Thad Cochran helps resolve stalemate with F.E.M.A. over Hurricane Isaac disaster recovery projects.
Residents Protest Demolition of Harrison Co. Library Building
Gulfport citizens donned yellow stickers Monday in solidarity at the Harrison County Board of Supervisors meeting. They were protesting the demolition of the old Harrison County Library building at the intersection of Highway 90 and 20th Avenue. Video Video
Palazzo Presses F.E.M.A. Administrator on Local Disaster Recovery Projects
Says obstruction is “bureaucratic red tape at its worst.”
Coast Residents React to Passage of Flood Insurance Bill
It's the news many on the Coast have been waiting for: President Obama has signed a new flood insurance bill into law. Video Video
Gulfport Gets Go Ahead from F.E.M.A. to Repair Piers
F.E.M.A. has given Gulfport the green light to start construction on the Ken Combs Pier. Video Video
Senators to F.E.M.A.: Quit Stalling on Flood Insurance Policy Protection
Sens. Vitter, Cochran, & Hoeven request meeting with F.E.M.A. Administrator Fugate to discuss delayed implementation of the new law and policy holder rates.
Ken Combs Pier Remains Closed from Lack of F.E.M.A. Money
Hurricane Isaac of 2012 left piers along the Coast in a state of disrepair, forcing them to be closed to the public. Video Video
F.E.M.A. Finally Releases Money for Isaac Repairs
Hurricanes have left many scars on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Hurricane Isaac in 2012 was no different as piers in Gulfport and Long Beach are still in need of repair. Video Video
F.E.M.A. Admits House Flood Delay Will Stave Off Rate Hikes Until June 2016
Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), released the following statement in response to a FEMA announcement today that a Palazzo-Cassidy-Grimm House flood insurance delay measure could set the agency back as much as two additional years in implementing drastic rate increases on homeowners with grandfathered policies.
Biloxi Bait & Fuel Shop Being Rebuilt Thanks to Funding from F.E.M.A.
Contractors are checking off the final boxes to complete the Biloxi Bait & Fuel building, just east of the Hard Rock Casino. Video Video
Residents React to Passage of Flood Insurance Bill
This week, the U.S. Senate passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act. Video Video
Freezing Temperatures Cause Problems in Biloxi
People staying in high rise hotels in Biloxi may have been without water this morning. Video Video
F.E.M.A. Sponsors Disaster Preparedness Classes on the Coast
Disasters can strike at a moment’s notice. Several organizations are taking time to prepare for them. Video Video
Long Beach Harbor has Construction Woes
With warmer weather on the way, docks along the Coast are expecting an increase in activity, but one local harbor is worried they will be losing some boats this year. Video Video
Palazzo Statement on Progress of House Flood Insurance Bill
Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), released a statement on the progress of H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014.
Singing River Hospital is Getting a Makeover
A Pascagoula hospital is getting a makeover to the tune of 30 million dollars. Video Video
Palazzo: Flood Insurance Relief and Reforms Are On the Way
Mississippi lawmaker says focus now turns to fair F.E.M.A. implementation.
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