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December 4, 2008
News Release
Biloxi, Miss. -- The following is a summary of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in Mississippi as of Dec. 1, 2008: Individual support continues with nearly $1.3 billion to individuals and families affected by Hurricane Katrina:
October 23, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Following Hurricane Katrina, more than 6,000 Mississippi residents received a three-year, FEMA-funded group flood insurance policy. Each applicant that received federal assistance following Katrina was issued a certificate of insurance for the total amount of disaster assistance received up to a maximum of $26,200. The Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) will expire on October 28, 2008.
October 20, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VAL) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a Helping Hands Workshop from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 22 in Bay St. Louis at the Hancock County Library Annex, 525 Ulman Avenue. The Hancock County Helping Hands event will mark the 18th workshop conducted by FEMA VAL across the lower six counties, targeting families in FEMA temporary housing. Organizers estimate more than 1,000 applicants have attended the events.
October 8, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The following is a summary of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in Mississippi as of Oct. 1, 2008: Individual support continues with nearly $1.3 billion to individuals and families:
September 29, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. --The City of Bay St. Louis will receive federal funds to upgrade a new fire station to federal shelter standards. The improved fire station will serve as a safe haven for first responders and sheltering for emergency operations.
September 22, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Despite hurricanes Gustav and Ike making landfall along the gulf coast in recent days, the Federal Emergency Management Agency?s (FEMA) Mississippi Transitional Recovery Office (MS TRO) remains focused on its mission of helping Mississippi recover from Hurricane Katrina. "We just want to assure everyone that we are continuing to work every day in helping rebuild the Mississippi Gulf Coast," said Alec Watson, acting director of the MS TRO. "We still have a job to do here and will not leave until it is finished."
September 10, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- A federal grant will pay for a 5,000-square-foot facility on the Stone Middle School campus in Stone County. The building's design will follow established federal guidelines for shelter construction. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide a $1.4 million grant from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to fund the project. The HMGP is administered by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency which identifies and manages the projects from beginning to closeout.
September 10, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The Jackson County School District will receive a federal grant to permanently relocate the St. Martin High School and build a shelter in the new facility.
September 4, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Field assessment teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are currently examining FEMA travel trailers and mobile homes provided after Hurricane Katrina to determine damage caused by Hurricane Gustav. Officials encourage families who registered with FEMA after Katrina in 2005, and who have repair issues or sustained serious damage to their FEMA unit, to call the Mississippi Maintenance Call Center at 866-877-6075. More than 4,000 units are currently occupied throughout Mississippi down from a peak of 43,000 units.
September 2, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Employees of FEMA's Transitional Recovery Office (TRO) in Biloxi are returning to the Gulf Coast following the pass through by Hurricane Gustav. The TRO temporarily relocated essential services to Clinton as the storm approached. "We are in the process of reconstituting full operations at the Biloxi TRO within the next two days," said Benjamin Watson, Acting Director Mississippi TRO.

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