Hurricane Katrina / Storm Recovery

Hurricane Katrina / Storm Recovery (HM2AQT)

Location: Long Beach, MS 39560 Harrison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 20.944', W 89° 9.021'

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Hurricane Katrina

Considered one of the three most intense hurricanes to hit the United States. On Sunday, August 29, 2005, the Category 3 storm nearly devastated the City of Long Beach. Storm surge exceeded 28 feet. Six lives lost and 60 businesses in commercial district destroyed or closed in aftermath. 715 single-family homes demolished. Entire neighborhoods south of CSX Railroad tracks completely
leveled. Long Beach harbor sustained major damage. 12 municipal buildings destroyed or heavily damaged Harper McCaughan Elementary School on Jeff Davis Avenue damaged beyond repair. Total of 4,745 properties damaged in excess of $364.9 million.

Storm Recovery

After being battered by wind, rain, and storm surge, Long Beach and its residents almost immediately began to receive help from volunteers. Churches, civic clubs, college groups, charitable organizations, and Individuals from across America formed clean-up teams, chain-saw teams, and home repair teams to assist residents. Distribution centers for water and hot meals and first-aid emergency medical centers, manned by volunteers, were opened across the city. Federal and State personnel provided planning consultants and authorized grants to help rebuild central business district, construct new municipal buildings,

and replace miles of damaged underground sewerage and water lines.
Year Placed2015
Placed ByLong Beach Historical Society and Butch Oustalet Autoplex
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 24th, 2018 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 293309 N 3359426
Decimal Degrees30.34906667, -89.15035000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 20.944', W 89° 9.021'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 20' 56.64" N, 89° 9' 1.26" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)228, 662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Jeff Davis Ave, Long Beach MS 39560, US
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