"Like many Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, those of the Diocese of Biloxi are changing direction, and in order to reorganize the Office of Long Term Recovery, the office will close at end of business today and reopen in a month with its focus on rebuilding homes."
Saturday, September 29, 2007
SunHerald.com : Catholic Office of Long Term Recovery closes to reorganize:
LJWorld.com / Lawmakers consider creating State Guard:
"Lawmakers are considering whether to set up a volunteer State Guard that could be called to active duty during emergencies. State Sen. Dennis Pyle, R-Hiawatha, said the measure would result in “being prepared for an emergency at all times with a ready and able defense force.”"Even without, or maybe especially without, the militia aspect, a state response team sounds like a good idea.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Katrina victims to get new homes from local group - The Boston Globe:
"Two years later, and thanks to a massive relief effort based in Wayland, Luciano, 37, and her 15-year-old daughter Shelby are planning to move into a home of their own in Waveland, Miss., a small city adjacent to Bay St. Louis that was almost demolished by Katrina. Luciano will have to buy the land and pay for flood insurance, but the house will come compliments of 408 workers and at least 175 volunteers from Wayland to Waveland, or W2W, an organization of volunteers and construction companies that formed soon after the August 2005 hurricane to help Waveland, which was hard-hit by Katrina. The storm's most violent component, the eye wall, covered the coastal city that was then home to about 10,000."