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

High Water Mark

City of Biloxi, Mississippi

 

—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 2015 by City of Biloxi.
 
Location. 30° 23.702′ N, 88° 54.071′ 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. Touch 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); The Evolution of Biloxi Tourism (a few steps from this marker); The Memorial Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Archaeological Findings (within shouting distance of this marker); French Colonial Memorial Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Moran Site History (within shouting distance of this marker); Moran Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Robinson-Maloney-Dantzler House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Biloxi.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
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
Area view of marker at Biloxi Visitors Center looking at the Gulf of Mexico. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
4. Area view of marker at Biloxi Visitors Center looking at the Gulf of Mexico.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   4. submitted on March 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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