City, Cable One to mark Katrina anniversary

The City of Biloxi and Cable One will air a day of special storm-related programming on Monday to commemorate the 11th anniversary of Katrina and to help educate residents about the dangers of storms and flooding.

“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.

–  “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.

Own The Complete Katrina Experience: 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 $25. 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.
See how you can own The Complete Katrina Experience online


News and notes:

I-110 lane closures: Sections of the northbound and southbound lanes at the I-110 draw bridge will be closed for inspections beginning tonight at 8.  Work is expected to run through Sept. 1.  To see more about road closures and traffic advisories, click here.

Swim team tryouts: Tryouts for the Biloxi Elite Swim Team, BEST, begin tonight at 5 at the Biloxi Natatorium.  Tryouts will also be Tuesday and Thursday.  For more information, including requirements and membership, click here.

Louisiana relief: A group of volunteers from the West End Hose Co. Fire Museum will be traveling later this week to Louisiana to assist flood victims and you can be part of the effort by donating now to the museum’s GoFundMe account.  To see the online account, click here.

Weekly review: To see the highlights from last week from the departments of Fire, Police and Community Development, click here.

City Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council meets Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall. To see the meeting agenda and supporting documents, click here.