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Waveland, Mississippi

By Remy Benoit

Waveland still has no viable infrastructure at this point as it cannot meet the 10% that FEMA requires to rebuild.

How is a town, with its homes and businesses leveled, thus with no tax base, supposed to be able to raise $10 million dollars? This is the proverbial Catch 22. If you can rebuild, you can have a tax base to help pay for what you need. If you do not have a tax base, then you cannot rebuild.
If you can help, if you know anyone who can help, please help them. Every dollar would help.

I was in Waveland, not long before Katrina. It was a pretty, homey, place with a pre-Katrina population of 6,674. Waveland was leveled, and is sometimes called "the town that FEMA forgot."

Waveland to Wasteland.

If you can help, this is where you will find Mayor Tommy Longo.

Mayor Tommy Longo
301 Coleman Ave., PO Drawer H
Waveland, MS 39576

Miz' Remy


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