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May 29, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Does a community have a pulse? Decidedly so, according to Hancock County residents. It can be found beating strongly and steadfastly among the resilient and determined citizens. It can be seen vividly amid the concrete slabs now featuring colorful flowers and plants and inside the doors of the now thriving businesses emerging in the downtown areas of Bay St. Louis and Waveland. All areas were once piles of debris following Hurricane Katrina, ground zero from the nation's worst natural disaster.
May 28, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- With the 2008 hurricane season officially here, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency urge residents to take steps to make their homes safer. Getting a home disaster-ready is a key component to a faster recovery from a hurricane or other disaster. Hurricanes produce two primary damaging forces: high winds and flooding. Some measures to reduce the damage resulting from water and high winds are fairly simple and inexpensive; others will require a professionally-licensed contractor.
May 27, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- With the 2008 hurricane season just a week away, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency remind Mississippi residents of the importance of disaster preparedness. "Hurricane Katrina taught us that it only takes one storm to dramatically change our lives," said MEMA Director Mike Womack. "That is why we encourage every Mississippi resident to take preparation seriously." And there is no better time than now to get ready.
May 27, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Nearly three years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, a portion of the federal temporary housing mission has come to an end. Thirty-four of the forty-two temporary housing sites built by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the height of disaster recovery operations were closed as of May 16, 2008. FEMA continues to relocate families to safer and more secure housing. The deadline for federal housing assistance remains until March 1, 2009, said Sid Melton, director of FEMA's Mississippi Transitional Recovery Office. 
May 1, 2008
News Release
Biloxi, Miss. -- The following is a summary of Mississippi recovery efforts as of Apr. 25, 2008: Individual support continues with more than $1.2 billion to individuals and families:
April 28, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and First Lady Marsha Barbour recently honored numerous employees of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) for their outstanding work in support of the Hurricane Katrina recovery effort in Mississippi.
April 23, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- As Mississippians continue to recover from Hurricane Katrina, the 2008 hurricane season is fast approaching. Due to the 30-day waiting period following the purchase of a new policy, residents have less than ten days to activate a new flood insurance policy in time for the June 1 start date. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which oversees the National Food Insurance Program (NFIP), encourages all Mississippi residents to seriously consider protecting their homes and valuables with a flood insurance policy.
April 22, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- A federal grant will pay for a 10,000-square-foot facility in Jackson County's Vancleave community. The building's design will follow established federal guidelines for shelter construction. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide a $2.8 million grant from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to fund the project.
April 16, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VAL) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced dates for two upcoming Helping Hands Workshops. The first workshop will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m., April 22 at Nichols Elementary School, 590 Division St. in Biloxi and another workshop will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m., May 13 at the Riverfront Community Center, 4400 Denny Ave. in Moss Point.?
April 11, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- In a team effort, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), local governments and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continue to work toward the goal of closing FEMA-managed travel trailer sites by June 1 and remaining FEMA mobile home and commercial sites by Dec. 1. While the temporary housing sites are closing, housing assistance is not ending as FEMA's current housing assistance program will continue to March 2009.

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