- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) - The city of Long Beach is joining other Gulf Coast governments in taking steps to get rid of concrete slabs of homes and businesses destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Mayor Billy Skellie tells WLOX-TV in Biloxi (https://bit.ly/1MCT9Dh ) the city’s attorney is looking to adopt some of the same language other cities have used to write up an ordinance pertaining to the removal of slabs.

He says he’s hopeful the board of aldermen will agree it’s time to clean up the slabs.

Skellie says the city lost 500 homes in the storm and many businesses. He says some people removed the slabs while others did not.

Skellie says it’s another facet of the cleanup from the storm even though it’s been almost 10 years.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, https://www.wlox.com

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