Coast Guard Will Rebuild Station Gulfport

GULFPORT, MISS. — A contract to rebuild the Coast Guard’s multi-mission station here, has been awarded at an estimated coast of $15.4 million.

The previous station building was completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2006.

The design and build contract will ensure the new station building blends in with the reconstruction of the Gulfport waterfront, while also providing the station crew with state of the art maintenance, repair and living spaces. The design of the new building will take into consideration that ground floor functions will be minimized and designed for rapid evacuation of contents in the event of an approaching storm or flood.

The new facility will be designed to withstand catergory four hurricane force winds.

The new facilities for Coast Guard Station Gulfport are scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2008.

Coast Guard Station Gulfport prior to Hurricane Katrina
GULFPORT, MISS. — Coast Guard Station Gulfport prior to Hurricane Katrina.

Coast Guard Station Gulfport after being destroyed by Hurricane Katrina
GULFPORT, MISS. — Coast Guard Station Gulfport post Hurricane Katrina.

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