Draft Environmental Assessment: City of Gulfport Department of Public Works Warehouse Consolidation, Harrison County, Mississippi [open pdf - 15MB]
"On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast, causing extensive damage. A Presidential Disaster Declaration, FEMA-1604-DR-MS, was subsequently signed for Katrina. The Gulfport Department of Public Works (DPW) operates several buildings including the Former Allen Plumbing Building and the Former Equipment Storage Building. Prior to Katrina, these buildings were used for office space and warehouse space. The Former Allen Plumbing Building, located at 4008 Hewes Avenue, was a 4,488-square-foot wood-framed, metal siding building. The Former Equipment Storage Building, located adjacent to the DPW Main Buildings at 4050 Hewes Avenue, was a 2,322-square-foot, wood-framed, metal siding building. Both buildings were more than 50 percent damaged and have since been demolished. In accordance with FEMA's policy for FEMA-1604-DR-MS, the site will be returned to grade and revegetated. Consequently, there is a need for new facilities to replace the lost office and warehouse space and to enable the DPW to provide more efficient service from one consolidated warehouse."
Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/