Hurricane authority to update status of storms at Camille luncheon


Those attending today’s Camille luncheon at the Biloxi Community Center will hear a firsthand report on the status of Claudette, Bill and Ana from the nation’s leading authority on hurricanes.

Bill Read, the director of the National Hurricane Center, will update residents on those disturbances and make a presentation about the state of hurricane forecasting during the luncheon, which marks the 40th anniversary of Hurricane Camille striking Biloxi and the Gulf Coast. Doors to the community center on Howard Avenue open at 11:30 a.m., and the program begins at noon.

The $5 red beans-and-rice luncheon, sponsored by the City of Biloxi and Beau Rivage, will benefit the Hurricane Camille memorial. Tickets will be available at the door.

More online

— For the latest on Tropical Depression Claudette, Hurricane Bill and Tropical Depression Ana,
click here.

— You can see real-time radar from a number of National Weather Service radar stations along the Gulf of Mexico through the city’s web site. To visit the radar site, click here.