Katrina Loans Forgiven for Pascagoula

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 08:50
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - More than $5 million in loans approved for the city of Pascagoula after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 have been forgiven by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The city was notified of the decision this week. After the storm, many businesses and services in Pascagoula shut down, causing the city to lose millions in tax dollars and spend millions in operating expenses.
6 Stocks Expected To Get Rocked By Hurricane Arthur
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 06:40
View photo. Hurricane Arthur is spinning its way to North Carolina. While the storm may threaten some stocks, it is likely to kick others into high gear. Generac Holdings This manufacturer of generators got a 52 percent jump in share price at the end of 2012 when Hurricane Sandy slammed into the eastern seaboard.
Pascagoula forgiven for $5 million in Hurricane Katrina disaster loans
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 09:57
In this 2005 file photo after Hurricane Katrina passed over the Gulf Coast, 10-year-old Sam Miller is comforted by a neighbor after viewing the destruction of his home along Beach Boulevard in Pascagoula. PASCAGOULA, Mississippi -- Pascagoula leaders have learned the city will be forgiven for $5.17 million in Hurricane Katrina-related loans. City Clerk Bobby Parker told the city council Tuesday that the original debt for the federal disaster loans was for $7.7 million.
Top 7 Tips to Prepare for Tropical Storm Arthur
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 06:45
As Tropical Storm Arthur strengthens, several states are on guard for potential damage. North Carolina is on official hurricane alert while Florida and South Carolina have been issued tropical storm watches. The last time a hurricane hit the United States was in 2012 with Hurricane Isaac. While it is unlikely a hurricane will strike this time, homeowners can be prepared for the chance of heavy rain and wind.
Gulfport Main Street wants public input on ways to grow downtown area
Monday, 30 June 2014 18:17
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Before Hurricane Katrina, there were just a handful of restaurants in Gulfport's downtown area, but now there are around 32 bars and restaurants. That's partly thanks to Gulfport's Main Street Association. Tuesday evening, the association held the first of two strategic planning public input sessions so community members and business owners could give input about how to attract more development to Gulfport.
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Monday, 30 June 2014 09:05
Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination A rockstar of the paywall set - A Q&A with the Financial Times’ Rob Grimshaw—“Ultimately, it does come back to the content” Local cops can track your phone, and the government doesn’t want you to know how - A surveillance technique sparks questions about official secrecy.
Dallas County Preparing To House 2,000 Immigrant Children
Sunday, 29 June 2014 05:51
DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The plan to house 2,000 immigrant children in Dallas County appears to be a go. The kids and teenagers are currently being detained at the border, after crossing into the United States illegally, without their parents. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins is proposing a partnership between the federal government, the county and non-profits that has not been seen since Hurricane Katrina.
Brian Williams on What 'Enraged' Him About Katrina
Thursday, 26 June 2014 12:12
In a couple of months, it will have been nine years since Katrina made landfall in Louisiana. In a recent conversation with Tom Brokaw, "NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams -- who has reported from the region multiple times -- described the impact today's social media might have had on Katrina, and what it's like to look at footage from that day.
Yardley: Book review: ‘ The Inevitable City’ Hurricane Katrina and the rise of New Orleans by Scott Cowen with Betsy ...
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 06:59
There’s a lot of sensible stuff in this account of post-Katrina New Orleans by the outgoing president of its most prominent educational institution, Tulane University, but there’s a lot of soapy stuff, too. Scott Cowen writes with obvious passion and personal knowledge about the various ways in which the city has seized the opportunity provided by natural disaster to rebuild itself — “reimagining the city from scratch,” as he puts it — and he makes…
Hughes Announces Emergency Networking Services for Hurricane Season
Monday, 23 June 2014 11:03
GERMANTOWN, Md., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced the availability of Hughes Emergency Solutions to help businesses and government offices prepare for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began June 1. The satellite solutions, which include emergency response, continuity of operations (COOP) and network restoration, offer path-diverse options for agencies and businesses to maintain broadband connectivity, even when disaster…

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