Housing for hurricane evacuees in Mississippi - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Housing for hurricane evacuees in Mississippi

Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Mississippi shelters may soon have temporary housing.

MEMA Director Robert Latham says one of his top priorities is to find temporary housing for those displaced by last week's storm.

Latham says some displaced residents may allowed to stay on a cruise ship while trailers are being sought to house other evacuees.

Latham and Governor Haley Barbour were in Jackson today, discussing hurricane relief efforts.

Latham says there are still over 200-thousand people without power in Mississippi.

Barbour says he's busy making sure that the coast comes back stronger than ever. He has placed former Netscape C-E-O Jim Barksdale as chair of a new commission that will look into the future of economic development on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Barbour also again addressed the issue of looting. He says those arrested for looting after Hurricane Katrina will be vigorously prosecuted.

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