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What is Biloxi
Biloxi is a city in Harrison County, on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. It's well known for its beaches and casinos, though one casino and the beach are still in repair. It is also home to Keesler Air Force Base, most of which is not open to the public.
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"Although the city's population seemed to peak in the late 1970s and early 1980s as Cold War defense spending was at its height, Pascagoula experienced some new growth and development in the years before Hurricane Katrina."
"NOAA pilot and hurricane hunter Mike Silah captured this image of the wall of roiling clouds along the eye of Hurricane Katrina on August 28, a day before the powerful storm slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast."
"Considered the greatest natural disaster the United States has ever seen, the destruction brought by Hurricane Katrina to New Orleans and its Gulf Coast neighbors—Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; and communities in between—raises many questions."
"Hurricane Katrina was the 4th recent storm to hit Alabama (following Hurricane Ivan (2004), Hurricane Cindy plus Hurricane Dennis ), and Alabama suffered widespread, moderate to heavy damage caused by hurricane-force winds, flooding by a storm tide of 14-18 feet, and tornadoes."
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""We had about 14,000 people employed by casinos [before Hurricane Katrina]."
"Like Tunica County in the northern part of the state, Biloxi and the surrounding Gulf Coast region was considered a leading gambling center in the Southern United States until many casinos were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, but several casino-hotels were rebuilt and opened within a year."
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