Flood elevation issues

All four Jackson County mayors traveled to the White House a few weekends ago to speak with lawmakers with the plan to give them a better understanding of what it means to represent the Gulf Coast.
Pascagoula Mayor Dane Maxwell told News 25 that he felt great about the trip and what they were able to accomplish. One main focus for the Pascagoula mayor was on flood elevations.
Maxwell says that many lawmakers agreed that the flood elevations in Mississippi do not look fair and that this is a topic that will now be revisited.
Maxwell believes that the trip to the nation’s capital contributed to this progress and the future looks bright when it comes to resolving this issue. “I was able to show Trey Glenn, who is the region four director appointed by President Trump, our issues and got a commitment out of him to resolving that problem over there. SBA is coming down. The White House is sending a team down. You are going to have an EPA representative, a representative of the Army Corp engineers. They are coming to Pascagoula. They want to see firsthand.”
Mayor Maxwell tells News 25 that those groups will be visiting the Gulf Coast over the next two weeks.

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