Biloxi residents receiving flood info

Biloxi residents are finding the city’s annual Flood and Storm Preparation Guide in their mailboxes this week, and on Sunday cable subscribers in Biloxi will have a chance to see the destructive potential of hurricanes when Cable One airs the 30-minute documentary “A Lady Called Camille.”

The flood and storm guide is part of the city’s continuing effort to educate the public about the dangers of flooding and inform property owners about measures to reduce property damage. Biloxi residents have seen their flood insurance rates decrease by 10 percent in recent years because of the city’s outreach efforts and massive citywide drainage improvements.

More than 32,000 of the brochures are being mailed this week. This year, the guide has been doubled in size – to eight pages – and now features an evacuation and flood-zone map, a hurricane tracking map and a glossary of weather terms. You can see the mailout and a host of other storm-related info on the city’s web site at

“A Lady Called Camille,” which features re-creations and actual footage from the aftermath of Category 5 storm, will air Sunday at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Cable 13 in Biloxi. Cable One is airing the documentary as a public service to mark the 34th anniversary of the storm making landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

To see the storm and flood mailout, click here.