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:
News: Mississippi Hurricane Katrina
April 5, 2010
March 3, 2010
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
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
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:
September 3, 2009
BILOXI, Miss. -- When thinking about Bay St. Louis, some Mississippians see how things were before Hurricane Katrina; others focus on the wreckage afterwards. But Bay St. Louisians, including new Mayor Les Fillingame, see a town restored of its past, its future redefined by new development.
September 1, 2009
Mississippi Recovery Office Wraps Up Summer Of Giving By Donating More Than Two Tons Of Food To Loaves And Fishes Family Kitchen
BILOXI, Miss. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency employees at the Mississippi Recovery Office contributed 4,025 pounds of food to Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen in Biloxi Aug. 31. Monday's donation marked the third and final food drive of the summer. In June, the MSRO began taking part in "Warm Up to Giving", a federal government-wide food drive with the goal of giving one million pounds of food to charities across the country.
August 25, 2009
BILOXI, Miss. -- August 29 will mark four years since Hurricane Katrina pummeled Mississippi. Since then, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and other state and local governments and organizations, has helped the state rebuild stronger than it was before the 2005 storm. Billions of federal dollars have been spent during the past four years to help make rebuilding possible. The numbers listed below, some of which are rounded, feature highlights of the reconstruction process as of July, 2009.
August 11, 2009
BILOXI, Miss. -- Hurricane Katrina recovery is like putting together a car, one part at a time so it's a moving, synchronized machine. Hancock County is getting put back together that way, piece by piece. The economy is the steering wheel that will guide this storm-torn county off the assembly line on to new roads, new directions. The local stakeholders - business and property owners - have served as designers and drivers of their hurricane recovery. For assistance, they often seek expertise and funding from federal and state governments and nonprofit agencies.
August 6, 2009
Biloxi, Miss. -- The following is a summary of Mississippi recovery efforts from Aug. 29, 2005 through July 30, 2009: As of July 29, about 529 temporary housing units are still occupied in Mississippi - an 81 percent decrease from the 2,808 units occupied Jan. 1:
July 30, 2009
BILOXI, Miss. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency employees at its Area Field Office in Jackson are pitching in to help two food banks replenish their shelves. "The food drive is part of a federal government initiative, "Warm up to Giving," said AFO Director, Bill King. "This challenges agencies to donate one million pounds of food to local charity organizations by Aug. 28."