Wire Installed After Katrina to be Removed
The Harrison County Board of Supervisors Monday approved a contract with a Vancleave company to remove the unsightly wire, which was set up shortly after Hurricane Katrina to keep looters out of the destroyed neighborhoods south of the tracks. During a period after the hurricane, the cities had set up checkpoints at RR crossings to restrict access to the neighborhoods, but those checkpoints have long been gone. An earlier effort to remove the wire was thwarted by FEMA when the agency said a contract by the county was too expensive.
Supervisors awarded the contract to BEB Enterprises at a cost of $250,000, which will be reimbursed to the county by FEMA.
Work to begin removing the razor wire will get underway shortly after
the paperwork for the contract is finalized. Contractors will have 60 days
to complete their work.