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Problem flood-prone properties a problem no more

At one time, flood insurance for all Gulfport residents was threatened by the noncompliance of 300 properties within the city.

However, Mayor George Schloegel thinks the city's troubles with FEMA, which oversees the flood program, are just about over. He recently said all but three of the properties have been brought into compliance and the city thinks it will be able to resolve issues with two of those. No word on that last piece of property, but surely one problem property won't get Gulfport kicked out of the flood program.

Then again, we're talking about FEMA. So, who knows?