Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

State Farm, Coast whistleblowers facing off at U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. by Ocean Springs sisters Cori and Kerri Rigsby. The Rigsbys proved at trial that State Farm defrauded the National Flood Insurance Program, but the insurance company is asking the high court to decide whether a seal on the case was violated when attorneys for the Rigsbys disclosed its existence.

Hurricane Katrina

Mississippi sues landlords over Katrina loans gone bad

The Mississippi Development Authority made available forgivable loans after Hurricane Katrina so that property owners could provide rental units to displaced residents with low to moderate incomes. The loans were available to eligible applicants in Harrison, Jackson, Hancock and Pearl River counties. MDA has filed 65 lawsuits to recover loan funds improperly spent.

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Video: 10 for 10 -- Community server

Mercedes Carranza, a Gulfport restaurant owner, helped acclimate Hispanic families from Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico to a post-Katrina Coast when they arrived to help rebuild South Mississippi.

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Video: 10 for 10 -- Police chief

David Allen and the Waveland Police Department decided to stay and weather the storm in South Mississippi. When the station started to flood, Allen and his officers fought debris and struggled to survive in gasoline-fouled water.

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Katrina survivors praise faith-based help, offer hope to Harvey survivors

Hurricane Katrina survivors from the Mississippi Gulf Coast describe how faith-based groups were key to their recovery from the 2005 storm. Those interviewed were collecting donations for Hurricane Harvey victims, and they offer a message of hope and strength.
John Fitzhugh jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com
Katrina survivors praise faith-based help, offer hope to Harvey survivors 1:10

Katrina survivors praise faith-based help, offer hope to Harvey survivors

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Quality Bakery tries to get back to work after Katrina

Hurricane Katrina: Before, After & Now -- Hancock County 3:30

Hurricane Katrina: Before, After & Now -- Hancock County

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Hurricane Katrina: Before, After & Now -- Gulfport