Gulfport receives $3.1 million to repair Katrina damage
U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker of Mississippi announced Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has given final approval for $3.1 million to support continued restoration of Mississippi State Port Authority facilities at the Port of Gulfport damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Following consultations with congressional appropriations committees, FEMA approved the expenditure through its public assistance-public buildings grant program.
This award will support ongoing restoration of port operations equipment, salvage value, insurance benefits, and costs for removal and disposal of damaged equipment.
The MSPA began restoration of its West Pier in early July.