News Releases for Mississippi Hurricane Katrina (DR-1604)

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Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- Standing in front of her mother's nearly complete three-bedroom, two-bathroom home, Kim Akridge is satisfied. She notes the new house is a little smaller than her parents' last home...
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- Elizabeth Stover embodies the kind of bright-eyed, unabashed enthusiasm that is infectious. Quiet strength, intelligence and most noticeably, a passion for her work radiates from her...
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2005 American Community Survey, nearly 4,800 of the 2.8 million people living in Mississippi are also members of the Vietnamese community. More...
Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- Stephanie Nash was born in the Mississippi Delta and after living in East St. Louis, Ill. for twelve years, her family returned to Mississippi to make Pass Christian their home. When...
Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- When Ocean Springs native Laura Mason looks in her closet before going towork, she actually smiles. The action itself is not unusual. But it took Mason time to get to this point. She...
Monday, April 16, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- With a charming smile and an upbeat attitude, Tammy Martin reflects the resilience of her Gulf Coast neighbors. The Gulfport native spent 10 years in California and returned to her...
Monday, April 16, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- While Hurricane Katrina showed her strength in her destruction, volunteer agencies countered that energy in their numbers and willingness to serve the people of the Mississippi Gulf...
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- The 2007 hurricane season starts in eight weeks, and forecasters say this hurricane season could be nearly as destructive as 2005, the worst on record. The U.S. Department of...
Friday, April 6, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- Pearl River and Stone Counties will receive 90 percent federal funding for the removal of standing dead trees until June 30. The approval by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...
Monday, April 2, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- A team of experts working on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is conducting the Mississippi Coastal Flood Study, an in-...
Monday, April 2, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- Gil Jamieson, Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Deputy Director for Gulf Coast Recovery, introduced a new leader for the federal recovery effort in Mississippi. Dennis...
Monday, April 2, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- The Catholic Diocese of Biloxi has a long-standing tradition of excellence in education. Standardized test scores of their students consistently place higher than their statewide and...
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- This week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is sponsoring the 2007 National Flood Safety Awareness Week (www.floodsafety.noaa.gov). The U.S. Department of...
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- Nestled in the dense woods along Highway 49 in southern Mississippi is the culmination and fulfillment of one man's dream and legacy. He dreamed of a place where African-American...
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- A crowd of about 50 people attended a Katrina Helping Hands Workshop, held March 8 at the Gulf Coast Convention Center . Volunteer Agency Liaisons (VAL) from the U.S. Department of...
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 00:00
Biloxi, Miss. -- Registrations are being accepted for the class "Mitigation Techniques for Residential and Light Commercial Coastal Construction," which will be held on Thursday, March 29 at the...
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- A new housing resource is available online to help families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The Housing Portal website, operated by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal...
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- Like the old adage, March came in like a lion. Just a few days into the month, the Gulf Coast has already experienced severe weather. Local, state and federal emergency management...
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- The deadline for 90 percent federal funding of construction and demolition debris as a result of Hurricane Katrina has been extended to June 30. The extension by the U.S. Department...
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 00:00
BILOXI, Miss. -- The city of Moss Point will receive a grant of more than $188,000 to increase the number of building department positions and upgrade the city's computer systems. The Pearl River...

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