Feds give Hancock Co. money toward new EOC

Published 1:34 pm Friday, September 12, 2008

The government has approved $1 million to rebuild the Hancock County emergency operations center, which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

County officials have been using a former school as a temporary EOC.

The money came from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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The funding was announced Wednesday by U.S. Senator Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, both Mississippi Republicans.

Wicker says the funds will help the county move emergency operations to a larger and safer location.