FEMA, MEMA to meet with contractors

Commercial and residential contractors with questions about building in flood-prone areas of the city will have a chance to get answers in a meeting Thursday with representatives of FEMA, MEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program.

The 5:30 p.m. meeting will be hosted by the City of Biloxi and conducted in the auditorium of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building, on MLK Boulevard in downtown Biloxi.

“This is a great opportunity for builders to get direct answers to any questions they have about rebuilding in a flood zone,” said city Community Development Director Jerry Creel. “We’re happy that we’re able to be able to provide this informational forum.”

Creel will open the session with a general overview of regulations governing commercial or residential construction in a flood-prone area.

To see a map showing the existing and proposed flood zones in Biloxi, click here.

News and notes

Volunteers: The city’s 24th annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony will take place this evening at 5:30 at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center, 2520 Pass Road. The event is free and open to the public.

Online invitation: Those planning to visit Biloxi or the Mississippi Gulf Coast can find a host of online information regarding amenities and even take a five-minute video tour of the area. See for yourself by clicking here.