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Recession another blow to Miss. Katrina survivors
The South Mississippi Sun Herald / The Associated Press ^ | August 28, 2009 | Shelia Byrd

Posted on 09/04/2009 7:12:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- In the four years since Hurricane Katrina swallowed Barbara Lambert's Gulf Coast house, her family has slowly rebuilt its life - moving out of a FEMA mobile home and to another city, finding a job for her husband and enrolling the kids in new schools.

Then, the recession hit.

The Lamberts and others in the hurricane-stricken region are struggling through renewed hard times as federal recovery dollars dry up and the recession chokes off jobs and charitable help. For the Lamberts, paying next month's rent is the latest worry as a federal hurricane assistance program ends.

"It's hard as hell to find a house to accommodate five kids," said Barbara Lambert. "Katrina took all the cheap houses."

The recession's toll on a region still emerging from one of the worst natural disasters in the nation's history can be seen in unemployment rates ranging from 8.6 percent to 11.1 percent in south Mississippi counties.

(Excerpt) Read more at sunherald.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; economy; gambling; gaming; hurricanekatrina; katrina; obama; unemployment
Let me be the first to say it: Obama's fault!
1 posted on 09/04/2009 7:12:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

every day another excuse to be a loser in loserville.


2 posted on 09/04/2009 7:13:45 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Headline in 40 years. Katrina survivor dies poor.


3 posted on 09/04/2009 7:14:32 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fear not, the recession’s over according to the DNC/MSM.


4 posted on 09/04/2009 7:15:25 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: nufsed

Wait, I thought New Orleans has a monopoly on Katrina handwringing. I thought MS was not “chocolate” enough for the media to cover.


5 posted on 09/04/2009 7:16:06 PM PDT by gthog61
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6 posted on 09/04/2009 7:17:43 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I feel for those poor souls...now where o where are they gonna find their next booze money?


7 posted on 09/04/2009 7:19:19 PM PDT by max americana (i)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Things aren't all that bad in NO...
8 posted on 09/04/2009 7:24:55 PM PDT by Dallas59
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Ummm, Katrina was a good while back. Get on with it!!! I’m from Florida, I’ve been through plenty of hurricanes, had house damage, had to stay in a hotel for a few weeks, had the cars damaged. There have been earthquakes, storms, fires, and floods in plenty of other parts of the US. Why don’t we hear about how devestated those people are? Why are they able to keep on living?


9 posted on 09/04/2009 7:26:23 PM PDT by SeminoleSoldier
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To: SeminoleSoldier

Did it take this long to rebuild western Europe after WWII?


10 posted on 09/04/2009 7:29:28 PM PDT by Flag_This (No, Massoud, there are no men left in Washington.)
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To: Flag_This

Horse of a different color!


11 posted on 09/04/2009 7:36:54 PM PDT by mathurine (qu)
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To: nufsed
Headline in 40 years. Katrina survivor dies poor.

There was a Katrina Survivors Reunion last week in Raleigh.

4,000 people attended.

12 posted on 09/04/2009 7:39:31 PM PDT by HIDEK6 (T.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Four years and these folks are still moaning and carrying on. When does it end? LOL


13 posted on 09/04/2009 7:43:50 PM PDT by ladyjane
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I've had enough of this.

The Katrina survivors should move to where the food is.

At the time of Katrina, it was uphill a few miles. Now, it may be Estonia.

14 posted on 09/04/2009 7:57:38 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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"It's hard as hell to find a house to accommodate five kids,"

..perhaps if you had beaten that woman that accepted that "free" home the church gave away and then sold.. you'd be living some place comfortable...

15 posted on 09/04/2009 8:08:43 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: HIDEK6

That was not sa reunion. It was a demonstration for reparations.


16 posted on 09/04/2009 8:11:55 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I worked for Joint Task Force Katrina in evacuation and disaster relief for 37 straight days after the storm. We did a lot of good.

Seeing this headline, it appears to one of these:

NY TIMES: God Says World to End Tomorrow - Women and Minorities Hardest Hit

17 posted on 09/04/2009 8:12:10 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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...hmmmm..???..bad week for women named Barbara Lambert...RAT Barbara Lambert was one who got caught playing solitare......
18 posted on 09/04/2009 8:13:39 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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The Katrina survivors should move to where the food is.

A Sam Kinison fan, I presume?
19 posted on 09/04/2009 8:32:31 PM PDT by RedMonqey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Thousands of new apartment and home units have been constructed, but higher rent and insurance costs keep them out of reach for residents.

Quit building homesteads along the "scenic" seashores and floodplains and expecting others to pay for your idiotic pleasures.

Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran said when counties reappraised property last year, some residents' taxes tripled.

Ah, the benevolent hand of government. If nobody can buy homes then why are taxes being raised?
20 posted on 09/04/2009 8:40:40 PM PDT by RedMonqey
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“Four years and these folks are still moaning and carrying on. When does it end? LOL”

has it only been four years? Seems m u c h l o n g e r.


21 posted on 09/05/2009 3:59:35 AM PDT by TalBlack
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