Katrina Cottages that were recently placed in Mississippi
ROBERT STEUTEVILLE    OCT. 1, 2007
Katrina Cottages that were recently placed in Mississippi locations as part of the state’s $280 million alternative housing pilot program are able to withstand winds of 150 mph, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency confirmed in late September after a rival contractor charged that the foundations were deficient. Jerry Brown of Telepier Foundations in Warner Robins, Georgia, had claimed the anchoring was not sufficient, but PBS&J later inspected cottage foundations at the agency’s request and declared them capable of meeting the state’s wind standard. An estimated 3,000 to 5,000 units will be built in Mississippi the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported. By Sept. 26, the program had installed 185 cottages in the state’s three coastal counties.