The Clarion-Ledger, 11/29/7

Harrison County officials have written members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation asking for help in getting FEMA to reimburse $12 million for Hurricane Katrina cleanup.

An internal probe by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 2006 questioned nearly $9 million worth of debris on public rights of way and nearly $3 million on cases involving private properties in Harrison County.

FEMA, which inspected more than a dozen roads where TCB Construction workers removed leaning and dead trees, could not match the number of stumps left on roadways and private properties to the bill presented by the Poplarville company.