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Senator Roger Wicker tours coast damage left by Isaac

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PICAYUNE, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker traveled to the coast to witness Isaac's aftermath.

Wicker saw hundreds of flooded homes in Picayune and other parts of Pearl River County Saturday. He also toured Hancock County Sunday.

Although Wicker says overall the system worked after lessons from Katrina, some local governments have been waiting seven years to be reimbursed by FEMA for services like debris removal.

Isaac poses similar situations, and Wicker says those concerns were shared with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

"With the disaster declarations in 48 counties, counties will be able to contract to have debris removal to get their roads back in shape and they want some certainty that they're not gonna be jerked around by the bureaucrats in Washington D.C.", Wicker said. 

Wicker says a standardized system of FEMA reimbursement may need to be resolved at the congressional level.

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