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Op-ed in the New York Times about levees and flood protection.

The City of Biloxi has posted its General Market Analysis to its web site.  The report includes a host of economic and demographic information, showing pre- and post-Katrina figures.

Some links to old postcards of Biloxi and the Gulf Coast on Flickr:

Seawall at Gulfport

Another one
Beach Blvd, Biloxi

Benachi Street, Biloxi

Seawall

Bridge to Ocean Springs

Downtown Biloxi

Beach Boulevard

Another one

Downtown Biloxi beachfront and light house.

CNN is airing an episode tonight that is part of a series on Hurricane Katrina recovery in the Gulf Coast. Tonight at 10 Eastern/9 Central.

Update:  it looks like the story will be aired tonight (Friday) instead of last night.

The toxic FEMA trailers saga continues

I created a page for this week’s assignment, Drawing the Lines. We can add our final maps to the page once we have completed them.

The City of Biloxi put up a site today with aerial photos taken on February 6, 2008.

FEMA has an online course addressing mitigation through flood plain management.  Also, the Institute for Hazards Mitigation Planning & Research at University of Washington’s College of Architecture & Urban Planning has a pretty extensive links page.

I’ve created a page for the work you all produced this week.  Please upload your images and a brief description when you have a chance.  The page is here.