City, Cable One look back at Camille, Katrina

The City of Biloxi and Cable One will air a day of special storm-related programming on Tuesday to commemorate the 12th anniversary of Katrina and to help educate residents about the dangers of storms and flooding.

Cable One is airing the programs as a public service for its Biloxi customers on Cable 69. 

“These programs are designed to tell the story of Biloxi, how we’ve weathered the storms and moved forward,” said Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich. “They are catastrophic episodes in our past, but they clearly illustrate that the people of Biloxi and the Gulf Coast have the drive and determination to overcome any and all adversity.”

Among the programs that will air repeatedly throughout the day:

– “Katrina & Biloxi: A Story of Resolve and Resilience,” the city’s award-winning documentary.

– “A Lady Called Camille,” the Civil Defense-created documentary about the killer 1969 storm.

– “Camille 45,” a city-created documentary, featuring Danny Guice, who was mayor of Biloxi when Camille struck.

– “The greatest speech ever given by A.J. Holloway,” a 12-minute presentation made six months after Katrina to a national gathering of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. Holloway was mayor of Biloxi when Katrina struck. 

– “The Centennial of the Croatian-American Cultural Society,” a documentary created in 2013, which essentially is the story of Biloxi.

– An interview with Mayor A.J. Holloway conducted at City Hall on the afternoon of Aug. 29, 2005, as winds from Katrina began to subside.

Discounts to own your own: All of the Katrina programming is available on either “Biloxi & Katrina,” or the follow-up documentary “Katrina +10,” which are now both available as “The Complete Katrina Experience,” a $40 value now on sale for the discounted price of $15. The two-volume set (two photo albums and two bonus-filled DVDs) is available at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi Visitors Center, the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, and two west beach souvenir shops, Sharkheads and Souvenir City.
Order the Complete Katrina Experience online 
See the postcard mailed to residents


Fallout from Harvey expected tonight, Tuesday

The National Weather Service says residents of the Biloxi and the surround area can expect a 60 percent chance of rain tonight, increasing to a 90 percent chance Tuesday, the result of remnants from Tropical Depression Harvey.

The weather service, in its Hazardous Weather Outlook, says the primary concern will be heavy rainfall and the possibility of thunderstorms that could produce gusty winds 30 to 40 mph and occasional lightning.
See advisories and the extended forecast
See real-time radar


News and notes

Sand bags: Self-serve sand bags (bring your own shovel) are available at the following locations: Todd Migues Ball Park, 425 Parker St.; Popp’s Ferry Soccer Fields, 2150 Popp’s Ferry Road, across from Margaret Sherry Library; and Biloxi Fire Station 8, 8479 Woolmarket Road.

New garbage and trash services: The Harrison County Utility Authority, the firm responsible for garbage, trash and recycling pickup, this evening will kick off a series of informational presentations about the new garbage, trash and recycling efforts.  The first meeting, open to all Biloxi residents, will be tonight from 6 to 7 at the Woolmarket Seniors Center, Old Woolmarket Road. To see the schedule of future Biloxi meetings and to read more on the new services, click here.

Play ball:  Tonight the Biloxi Shuckers play Game 8 of their 10-game homestand at MGM Park with the first pitch against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at 6:35 p.m.  For ticket and game information, click here

Road closure: The south end of Seal Avenue, from Howard Avenue to U.S. 90, will be closed Tuesday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for the annual neighborhood Katrina block party.

The week that was:  Last week, the Biloxi Fire Department answered 124 calls for service, including 85 medical, and three fires; the Biloxi Police Department answered 2,378 calls for service; and the Community Development Department issued 76 permits with a construction valuation of nearly $1.3 million.  To see the reports, click here

Sports Hall of Fame:  A crowd of about 500 was on hand to see 19 individuals inducted into the Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame during a two-and-half hour banquet Sunday at the Biloxi Civic Center.  To see dozens of images from the ceremony, click here.