Mississippi Governor Reflects on Long Road to Recovery From Katrina - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Mississippi Governor Reflects on Long Road to Recovery From Katrina

February 25, 2006 - Posted at 1:16 p.m. CST

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) _ Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour says

recovery from Hurricane Katrina in his state will be measured in

years, not months.

In an exclusive interview with the Associated Press, Barbour

says his long term worry is the lack of affordable housing. There's

no place to put the people who are needed to fill thousands of jobs

that are going begging along the Gulf Coast.

Barbour says in an average year, 15-hundred homes are built

along the Gulf but ``Katrina took out more than 70-thousand of

them.'' It will take years to replace them all.

Barbour says a lot of the problems are interlocking. Without

child care and affordable housing, mothers with young children

can't work. He says people can't start building until they have

access to utilities but they can't get that access until debris is

cleared.

Barbour's short-term problem is the next hurricane season and

the difficulty any new evacuations would cause.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Problems with BPD's digital radio system resolved

    Problems with BPD's digital radio system resolved

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-03-29 23:29:43 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-03-29 23:50:57 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    A Blytheville City Council Committee met Tuesday with Blytheville Police and Fire officials to talk about recent communication problems with the police digital radio system.

    A Blytheville City Council Committee met Tuesday with Blytheville Police and Fire officials to talk about recent communication problems with the police digital radio system.

  • Arkansas governor signs 'sex-selection' abortion ban bill

    Arkansas governor signs 'sex-selection' abortion ban bill

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-03-29 23:46:34 GMT
    Gov. Asa Hutchinson (Source: Arkansas Governor's Office)Gov. Asa Hutchinson (Source: Arkansas Governor's Office)

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed a measure that would impose fines and prison time on doctors who perform abortions that are based solely on whether the mother wants to have a boy or girl.

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed a measure that would impose fines and prison time on doctors who perform abortions that are based solely on whether the mother wants to have a boy or girl.

  • Woman opens food business to help save animals

    Woman opens food business to help save animals

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 7:31 PM EDT2017-03-29 23:31:51 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-03-29 23:43:54 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A retired nurse, Julia Holmes, decided to set up shop in Monette, selling barbecue for a cause.

    A retired nurse, Julia Holmes, decided to set up shop in Monette, selling barbecue for a cause.

Powered by Frankly