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:
|County||Jan. 1||July 30||Progress|
- FEMA's temporary housing program ended on May 1, 2009.*
- Since Hurricane Katrina made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005, nearly $1.3 billion in Individuals and Households Program funding was approved for 274,761 individuals and families in Mississippi.
More than 2,800 Mississippi families moved from FEMA temporary housing to Mississippi Cottages. Fewer than 1,800 cottages are currently occupied. The Mississippi Cottages were developed through the Mississippi Alternative Housing Program, which is administered by MEMA and funded by a $280 million federal grant. The program ended January 31. For more information about the program, visit www.mscottage.org.
Since Jan. 1, 2009, many projects funded by FEMA Public Assistance grants have either begun or been completed:
|Notable PA-funded Projects Completed in 2009||Date|
|D'Iberville High School||February|
|Chester M. McPhearson, Jr. Pier||March|
|Lynn Meadows Discovery Center||Apr. 23|
|Waveland Civic Center||May 8|
|Hancock County Courthouse||Planned for Aug. 8|
|Notable PA-funded Projects Started in 2009||Date|
|Hattiesburg Fire Station #1||Feb. 24|
|Long Beach Water and Sewer Improvements||March 10|
|Waveland Pier||Apr. 14|
|Robert J. Curry Public Safety Center||May 4|
|Gulfport Small Craft Harbor||May 23|
|West Harrison High School||July 26|
|Waveland Library||July 31|
|Waveland Police Station||Aug. 1|
|Waveland City Hall, Annex and Fire Station||Planned for Aug. 29|
- FEMA has obligated more than $3 billion in PA funds, which are administered by MEMA. To date, MEMA has disbursed more than $1.79 billion of the $3 billion obligated by FEMA to PA applicants.
- $711 million obligated for land-based debris removal. To date, more than 46 million cubic yards of debris has been removed - that's equal to a football field stacked approximately 4.9 miles high.
- $884 million to repair public utilities;
- $642 million to repair or replace public buildings;
- $401 million for emergency protective...