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Biloxi in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

City of Biloxi, Mississippi

High Water Mark

 

—Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Boulevard —

 
City of Biloxi, Mississippi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 28, 2015
1. City of Biloxi, Mississippi Marker
Inscription. This plaque is dedicated to bring awareness to the surge and high water levels from Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Camille. Both storms brought about great devastation and loss of life to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf coast on August 29, 2005 at 10:00 am. The storm surge level at this location was 22 feet above mean sea level, with reported waves reaching 34.1 feet. There was approximately 125 billion dollars of damage to the coast, leaving 236 people dead and 67 missing. Hurricane Camille made landfall on August 17, 1969 at about 11:30 pm. The storm surge level at this location was 19.5 feet. There was approximately 1.5 billion dollars of damage to the coast leaving 131 dead and 41 missing.

High Water Marks: Katrina Red Marker, Camille Blue Marker and the Base Flood Elevation Black Marker (BFE 20ft)
 
Erected by City of Biloxi.
 
Location. 30° 23.71′ N, 88° 54.054′ W. Marker is in Biloxi, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Beach Boulevard (U.S. 90) and Porter Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located at the Biloxi Visitors Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 Beach Blvd, Biloxi MS 39530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
High Water Mark panel image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 28, 2015
2. High Water Mark panel
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville (here, next to this marker); Robinson-Maloney-Dantzler House (within shouting distance of this marker); Moran Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Biloxi Lighthouse (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Biloxi Lighthouse (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); Civil Rights Wade-Ins (about 500 feet away); Cathedral of the Nativity (B.V.M.) (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Magnolia Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Biloxi.
 
Also see . . .  Official website of the City of Biloxi. (Submitted on December 1, 2015.)
 
Categories. Disasters
 
High Water Mark Community Marker Locations image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 28, 2015
3. High Water Mark Community Marker Locations
MEMA FEMA Sea Grant
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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