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Meridian Residents, Evacuees Fed Up With FEMA

Updated: 09/08/2005 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, plans to set up an office in Meridian to help hurricane victims. But some say the agency is moving too slowly.

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A Nation Responds

Updated: 09/08/2005 - Help is on the way from all corners of the nation to help Hurricane Katrina victims on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans.

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Death Toll Rises

Updated: 09/07/2005 - The hurricane death toll in Mississippi has grown to more than 200 people so far.

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Awaiting Disaster Center

Updated: 09/07/2005 - There is no word yet on when a federal disaster relief office will open in Meridian, but residents may contact FEMA.

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Schools Open Doors to Evacuees

Updated: 09/07/2005 - Children displaced by Hurricane Katrina are being welcomed into local school districts.

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Homes for the Homeless

Updated: 09/07/2005 - In the wake of the storm many locals are not only opening up their hearts but also their homes to evacuees. Within the past week, there's a story about a local woman who's done this not once, not twice, but three times.

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Skyview Tells the Story

Updated: 09/26/2005 - Aerial images of the coastline destroyed by Hurricane Katrina show just how destructive it was.

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Red Cross Has Family Link

Updated: 09/06/2005 - The American Red Cross has created the Family Links Hotline, which will aid individuals who are seeking loved ones and family members in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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Evacuee Concerns

Updated: 09/06/2005 - When it comes to the time that it will take for all relief measures to reach evacuees, days are not turning into weeks. Because of this, some evacuees say they feel they're being given the "run-around!"

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Colleges Extend Deadlines

Updated: 09/06/2005 - Meridian's institutions of higher learning are changing policy for students affected by Hurricane Katrina.

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MEMA Releases Road Condition List

Updated: 09/06/2005 - All major highways and interstates are open in Mississippi, except for U.S. 90 along the Gulf Coast.

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Back to School

Updated: 09/06/2005 - It's been a week since Hurricane Katrina, and now it's time to get back to the books not only for local students, but for those who are evacuees as well.

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Alabama Relief Effort

Updated: 09/05/2005 - Help is now available for Alabama victims of Hurricane Katrina who were uninsured or without federal assistance.

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NAS Playing Role in Relief

Updated: 09/04/2005 - Naval Air Station Meridian is being utilized as a temporary hospital, as well as a supply station, in the wake of the hurricane.

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Guard Providing Shelter from the Storm

Updated: 09/04/2005 - The 186th Air National Guard unit in Meridian is playing a role in the relief efforts from Hurricane Katrina, lending strength when possible and even shelter.

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Inmates Serving Large Community

Updated: 09/04/2005 - Volunteer help for the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina comes from all sectors of the population. Some might surprise you.

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North Carolinians Pitch In

Updated: 09/04/2005 - A family from Hickory, North Carolina, is doing all it can to assist a family from New Orleans and make sure it doesn't stay homeless for long.

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Evacuee Long-Term Assistance

Updated: 09/02/2005 - With evacuees expected to be in the area several more weeks, if not months, preparations are underway to provide some long-term assistance.

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President: "We'll Make it Right"

Updated: 09/06/2005 - President Bush visited the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Mobile, Ala., and Louisiana Friday promising to provide the response needed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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$50 Million for Mississippi Cleanup

Updated: 09/02/2005 - Mississippi local governments are being provided $50 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to hire people to help with the cleanup after Hurricane Katrina.

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Ice Give-a-Way

Updated: 09/01/2005 - There will be another ice give-away tomorrow in Meridian.

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Shelter Needs

Updated: 09/01/2005 - With hundreds of evacuees in Meridian, shelter officials are asking for your help.

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