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Governor releases Katrina Progress Report

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Five years ago the Gulf Coast region was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Today,Governor Haley Barbour issued his progress report on the years since Katrina.

The 97 page online report chronicles the recovery, rebuilding and renewal efforts in our state.

It breaks down how the 5-point-4 billion dollars allocated to Mississippi by congress was spent; on housing, infrastructure and economic development.

"In the span of one day, the coast was changed forever. Today, five years after the monumental storm, the coast has achieved a remarkable recovery and renewal" the report says.

There will be ceremonies and services as people remember what happened in August 2005.

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