Cochran, Bryant discuss storm recovery with coast leaders

Federal buy outs of flood-prone properties and concerns about FEMA reimbursement dollars. Those were among the hurricane recovery issues discussed Thursday at a meeting hosted by Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran.

The senator, along with Governor Phil Bryant, met with local leaders from Harrison and Hancock counties. About 20 mayors and county leaders attended the half hour meeting at Gulfport City Hall.

Senator Cochran has been traveling across South Mississippi touring storm damaged neighborhoods and asking what can the federal government do to hasten recovery?