Gilich reflects on Camille at luncheon today

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich will address a Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum audience at 11:30 this morning during the Lunch and Learn Series.

The series, part of the “Camille at 50” exhibit at the museum, takes place in the first floor meeting room and runs until 1 p.m.

“Up until Katrina, Hurricane Camille was what we all measured storms by,” Gilich said.  “During that time, there were less resources available for residents and recovery was different, which it can be based on the complexity of the storm.”

Gilich plans to talk about his experience during the storm and the challenges he and his family faced during the recovery.   

The Lunch and Learn seession is $10 a person and includes lunch from Burger Burger and entry to the exhibition. The series runs every Friday during the hurricane season.

Visitors will also be able to tour the three-story museum and check out the “Camille at 50” exhibit, which showcases the impact of the “the original monster storm.” The story is told through pictures, newspaper accounts and even old rotary dial telephones.

Added Gilich: “This program clearly illustrates that the people of Biloxi and the Gulf Coast have the drive and determination to overcome any and all adversity.”  
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News & Notes: Weekend preview, weekly review and city council

Weekend preview: Scrapin the Coast rolls along U.S. 90 with events at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. To see the traffic plan, click here. Also, the Biloxi Shuckers play the Mississippi Braves with a fireworks show tonight. To visit the Shuckers website, click here. Over at the casinos, Vicki Lawrence & Mama and Gene Watson & The Bellamy Brothers each perform at the IP, and Steve Adler of Guns N’ Roses will be at the Hard Rock.  To see a complete weekend lineup, click here. To see the Biloxi Community Calendar, click here.

The week that was: Last week, the Fire Department answered 144 calls for service, including 90 medical emergencies and four fires; the Police Department handled 1,829 calls for service; the Community Development Department issued 65 building permits with a construction valuation of more than $350,000; and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here. 

City Council: The next scheduled meeting of the Biloxi City Council is Tuesday, July 2 at 6 p.m. The council will not meet next week because the 2019 Mississippi Municipal League Conference will be in town. To see more about the members of the Biloxi City Council, click here.