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August 29, 2011
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Six years after Hurricane Katrina devastated Mississippi, both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continue to work with local governments and organizations to rebuild stronger and safer communities. Billions of federal dollars have been spent during the past six years to help make rebuilding possible. The following is a summary of the federal and state assistance provided in the Mississippi Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts from Aug. 29, 2005 through Aug. 19, 2011. Highlights
December 30, 2010
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- With 2011 fast approaching, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency encourage Mississippians to make emergency preparedness one of their New Year’s resolutions. In the New Year, FEMA will kick off Resolve to be Ready in 2011. This nationwide campaign urges individuals, families, businesses and communities to be ready for any type of disasters.
December 30, 2010
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- This year is almost over, and it’s been more than five years since Hurricane Katrina left widespread destruction along the Mississippi Coast but rebuilding and recovery will continue in 2011.
August 25, 2010
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005, the face of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and thousands of lives were changed forever. During the five-year recovery process, both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency have worked with local governments and communities statewide to ensure that Mississippi rebuilds stronger and safer. The following is a summary of the federal and state assistance provided throughout the state during the last five years: Highlights
May 10, 2010
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The recent outbreak of severe weather in the state underscores the role storm shelters can play in community safety. As a result of Hurricane Katrina, more than 40 shelter projects are slated for or are in progress in the state with 29 on tap for the Coast.
May 3, 2010
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Rebuilding in Biloxi as it recovers from the ravages of Hurricane Katrina has been driven by the partnership of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Biloxi’s leaders. Together at a steady pace, the agencies and city have rebuilt Biloxi’s critical infrastructure, upgraded its emergency response facilities and restored several of its historical landmarks.
April 5, 2010
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- One sure sign of recovery from Hurricane Katrina is the return of visitors and locals to the beach to walk, or fish or relax in the sun. With new piers in several communities and a completed eight-mile stretch of boardwalk in Harrison County, the Mississippi Coast is ready to shift into high gear for summer fun. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has played a significant role in several of these beach projects that are now open or nearing completion in time for visitors from near and far as the weather warms:
March 3, 2010
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The beacon of the Biloxi Lighthouse was turned on this past month for the first time since Hurricane Katrina, marking both an actual and symbolic step in Mississippi’s rebuilding progress. The structure, renovated with assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Management Agency, gleams as if new – as will much of the state when recovery work is completed. There are additional projects nearing completion or just opened along and north of the Coast:
November 4, 2009
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Moss Point Mayor Aneice Liddell has big plans for her small city on the Escatawpa River, a city under economic siege long before Hurricane Katrina. Once a bustling industrial city hosting big corporations such as International Paper and Rohm & Haas (formerly Morton Thiokol), Moss Point began to change when International Paper, operating in the city since 1928, closed in 2001, eliminating more than 300 jobs.
November 2, 2009
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The following is a summary of Mississippi recovery efforts from Aug. 29, 2005 through Oct. 25, 2009: As of Oct. 25, 367 temporary housing units are still occupied in Mississippi – an 87 percent decrease from the 2,808 units occupied Jan. 1:

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