Hattiesburg Council Approves Emergency Measures

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The Hattiesburg City Council has approved measures related to the aftermath of the Feb. 10 tornado.

The Hattiesburg American reports the council approved the state of emergency declaration, signed on Feb. 10, and approved agreements with Pine Belt Solid Waste Authority and Waste Management to dispose of storm debris in landfills.

The council also voted to suspend permitting fees for building projects in the city for those affected by the storm. Residents still must apply for the permits, but they will not be charged.

Also, the council approved a professional services agreement with Schaus LLC to assist with FEMA documentation for work projects and reimbursement documentation.