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USM building damaged in Katrina to be replaced

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The University of Southern Mississippi is one step closer to getting its Gulf Coast campus administration building replaced.

USM was originally denied funding for the building, so it applied for arbitration in efforts to be approved for $1.5 million to replace the building.

FEMA has agreed with the arbitration board in ruling the building is eligible for replacement funding.

The building was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina.

FEMA will now set aside about $2.5 million to replace the building.

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