Belmar mayor heads south for post-Katrina lessons - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Belmar mayor heads south for post-Katrina lessons


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty is traveling to coastal Mississippi on Wednesday to learn how a town about the same size as his recovered from a hurricane.

Doherty will be in Pass Christian, Miss., for two days to learn more about how the town of 5,000 on the Gulf of Mexico bounced back after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The town, like Belmar, sustained major damage from wind and sea water after a major storm. Doherty tells The Associated Press he's been emailing with Pass Christian Mayor Leo "Chipper" McDermott and has already gleaned valuable information about after-storm maintenance of municipal water and sewer systems and filing FEMA claims.

Belmar has decided to borrow $17 million to rebuild the 1.3-mile boardwalk destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in time for next summer.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powered by WorldNow

Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
WVUE's Public Inspection File can now be accessed online. To access the online public inspection file click here: