Long Beach Harbor still in need of reconstruction
The Long Beach Harbor has remained in ruins since Hurricane Zeta.
The City of Long Beach has been waiting 28 months for FEMA to approve paperwork to fix the harbor.
Mayor George Bass, Alderman at Large Donald Frazier, and Alderman Bernie Parker traveled to Washington, D.C. to see what the holdup was.
While in D.C., the city officials met with the Mississippi Congressional Delegation and members of FEMA.
The city has received no financial help from FEMA to refurbish the harbor and there is still no timeline for when it could happen. Frazier said, “I feel the same that our constituents do. The fact that, you know, if you look at it, Long Beach doesn’t have an active harbor like Gulfport and everybody else around us. And I’m just as frustrated as they are, and I’d like to have it back. And that’s why we are continually fighting every day to get this done.”
Frazier told News 25 the city plans to upgrade the harbor after it is restored and is currently reinforcing the outer eastern wall.