Complete coverage on


The 30-mile stretch between Biloxi and Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, is still dotted with battle wounds from Hurricane Katrina seven years later.

Latest Stories

Crews fly into the eye of the storm, for safety's sakeupdated: Sat Aug 27 2011 18:50:00

What kind of people fly into the eye of a hurricane and why do they do it?

CNNMoney: Biggest winner in BP claim game is ...updated: Thu Apr 21 2011 15:58:00

Many companies were hit hard by the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year. Fortunately, the government is starting to distribute some of the money BP set aside to compensate those who suffered financial hardship.

The theology of Facebook, an online 'altar'updated: Thu Nov 18 2010 15:23:00

I grew up an Air Force brat who typically moved to a new place every three years. I switched schools, made friends, then had to write letters to stay in touch when I inevitably left. Except for a precious few, most of those friends went away forever, lost to memory, fading and eventually anonymous in aging photos.

Married couples: Thou shall not Facebookupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 15:23:00

A N.J. pastor says married couples shouldn't be on Facebook and told church leaders they must delete their profiles.

Mayor takes $90,000 pay cut to help struggling Mississippi cityupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 16:50:00

The city of Biloxi, Mississippi, is in a financial rut. Its sales and gaming taxes have been sliding for two years. So the mayor is voluntarily taking a $90,000 pay cut and will supplement his income with retirement money.

The slow recovery from Katrinaupdated: Sat Aug 28 2010 14:24:00

CNN iReport showcases past and present images of Hurricane Katrina's destruction from the people who lived in its wake.

Level of protection of the leveesupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 10:14:00

CNN's Jacqui Jeras takes a look at the failed levees during Katrina and where the new ones are being built.

Premature babies in Katrina's path torn away from parentsupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 10:14:00

Ordinary Americans made such extraordinary efforts to get people out of New Orleans in the chaos of Hurricane Katrina that it's somewhat shocking to remember that, before the storm, some people were evacuated to the Louisiana city, not out of it. Bret Michaels Returns to Stage with Vigorupdated: Sun May 30 2010 16:47:00

"It's great to be standing here," he tells the crowd in his comeback show

Searching for signs of oilupdated: Fri May 21 2010 07:23:00

Residents of Hancock, Mississippi, are on edge as bits of tar begin to wash up on beaches. Bret Michaels Plans to Attend Celebrity Apprentice Finaleupdated: Sat May 15 2010 17:49:00

"We really hope that Bret is well and able to join us," says Donald Trump

Rare snow bears down on Deep Southupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 21:20:00

It so rarely snows in Mobile, Alabama, that the city's public works department doesn't bother keeping road salt on hand.

Alabama gets snowupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 21:20:00

Mobile County, Alabama got hit with the snow storm that swept through the South. (no audio)

Where does snow go?updated: Fri Feb 12 2010 21:10:00

CNN's Reynolds Wolf explains where dump trucks take the snow after it's plowed from the roads.

CNNMoney: Starwood Hotels to add 12,000 jobsupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 16:09:00

Hospitality provider Starwood Hotels announced Tuesday that it plans to create 12,000 new jobs worldwide in 2010, increasing its staff by more than 8%, with about half of the new positions located in the United States.

CNNMoney: Black businesses hit hard in New Orleansupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 14:30:00

Brad Pitt ensured that the nation noticed Hurricane Katrina's utter destruction to hundreds of shotgun houses and Creole cottages in New Orleans' working-class Lower Ninth Ward. Ben Fowlkes: Affliction VP Atencio deserves credit for his upcoming fightupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 12:33:00

When I first heard that 42-year-old Affliction vice president Tom Atencio would be fighting a 20-something casino-card dealer in Biloxi, Miss., this Saturday, I assumed it was a publicity stunt. Middle-aged promoters/clothing company executives (or those UFC president Dana White refers to as "T-shirt makers") aren't exactly known for their ferocity in the ring. And if there's any MMA organization that could use a media boost heading into this summer, it's Affliction.

Severe weather wreaks havoc from Plains to Gulf Coastupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 11:22:00

Mother Nature provided a little bit of everything in several parts of the country on Saturday.

Flooding hits Mobile, Alabamaupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 11:22:00

Flooding closed roads in Mobile, Alabama, as heavy rains swamped the Gulf Coast early Saturday. No Katrina, but Gustav Still Hurtupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 18:00:00

Mississippi is relieved at the minimal damage but waters were unexpectedly high in towns recovering from Katrina

Gustav easier on Mississippi than Katrinaupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 15:54:00

Mississippi's Gulf Coast, which sustained major damage three years ago in Hurricane Katrina, fared better Monday as Hurricane Gustav slipped west, giving Louisiana the brunt of its powerful east side.

Gustav lashes Mississippiupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 15:54:00

Hurricane Gustav lashes Gulfport, Mississippi, with heavy wind and rain.

CNNMoney: Gas prices rise as Gulf Coast evacuatesupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 14:23:00

Gas prices continue to rise in states along the Gulf of Mexico as workers on offshore oil rigs abandon ship and residents flee their homes ahead of Hurricane Gustav.

Congressman plans hearing into FEMA supply 'debacle'updated: Wed Jul 09 2008 15:08:00

A Democratic congressman from Mississippi plans to hold a hearing into how millions of dollars worth of supplies meant for Gulf Coast hurricane survivors ended up being given away as surplus property.

FEMA supplies divertedupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 15:08:00

CNN's Abbie Boudreau reports Mississippi missed out millions in hurricane Katrina supplies warehoused by FEMA.

Interview: Cameron Sinclairupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 10:37:00

It's been almost three years since Hurricane Katrina cut a merciless path of destruction across the U.S. Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people and displacing tens of thousands more.

Supplies for Katrina victims went to Mississippi agenciesupdated: Tue Jul 08 2008 14:19:00

Prisons in Mississippi got coffee makers, pillowcases and dinnerware -- all intended for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Parents Often Quit Marine Boot Campupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 18:00:00

In these days of long and repeated warfront tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 10% of the male recruits who are married with one or more children don't even finish Marine boot camp

Mississippi votersupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 14:25:00

CNN's Sean Callebs reports on the upcoming Mississippi primary and people focused on one thing: recovering from Katrina.

Katrina recovery a priority in Mississippi primaryupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 14:25:00

While most voters this year have said the economy or Iraq is their top priority, some Mississippi voters have a different focus -- recovering from Hurricane Katrina.

Biloxi, Mississippi: Alive and thrivingupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 12:05:00

Flip through a rack of postcards in any Biloxi, Mississippi, gift shop, and along with images of magnolia trees and sunsets, you're likely to find a few satellite shots of Hurricane Katrina looming over the Gulf Coast. "Why not?" asks a store clerk downtown. "We lived it."

Raking snow off the roofupdated: Mon Dec 24 2007 19:57:00

Paul Tamasi of Belvidere, Vermont, is filmed clearing ice off his roof after a strong storm blew through the area.

Weather impedes trips home during busy travel timeupdated: Mon Dec 24 2007 19:57:00

Getting home for the holidays was all the motivation Matt Hogue needed to make a grueling 15-hour drive Sunday through treacherous, ice-laden roadways. Robin Roberts Comforted by Elizabeth Edwardsupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 14:44:00

Addressing a group of cancer survivors and activists at a fundraiser in Biloxi, Miss., on Wednesday, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts said "it was like the weight of the world was lifted" when she made her on-air disclosure about her diagnosis for breast cancer.

Tale of two cities: Biloxi and New Orleansupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 22:59:00

Almost every day Erick Ventura wakes up, he thinks about leaving.

Will New Orleans Recover?updated: Wed Aug 29 2007 22:59:00

Will New Orleans Recover?

I-Reporters share stories of Katrina destruction, rebuildingupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 03:27:00

Two years have passed since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in August 2005, and much of the region is still recovering from the damage done to homes and communities.

Katrina survivor, 2 years laterupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 03:27:00

Katrina survivor, 2 years later Mississippi Ranked Fattest Stateupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 08:05:00

According to a new study by the Trust for America's Health, a research group that focuses on disease prevention, Mississippi is the first state where more than 30 percent of adults are considered obese.

CNNMoney: MGM profit rises on property salesupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 21:45:00

MGM Mirage Inc., the world's second-largest casino operator, said Thursday second-quarter profit more than doubled on gains from sales of properties.

CNNMoney: Hiring outlook to slow in coming monthsupdated: Wed Oct 04 2006 17:08:00

Less hiring managers predict they'll be taking on new employees in the fourth quarter, and more say they'll be reducing the number of workers on staff, according to a survey by

Covering a disaster in your hometownupdated: Tue Aug 29 2006 17:55:00

I am a journalist. Tough, unemotional, detached. Until Katrina. It was my worst childhood nightmare come true.

Business 2.0: And in Other World-Changing News ...updated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00


Money Magazine: Gulf Coast Revivalupdated: Wed Mar 22 2006 15:37:00

Last summer, the raging winds and water of Hurricane Katrina seemed to topple Biloxi's housing market along with tens of thousands of homes in the area. Yet just six months later, prices have rebou...

Katrina trees will get new life on historic shipupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 09:27:00

Live oak trees, many more than 100 years old, are connecting residents of storm-ravaged Mississippi and experts at Mystic Seaport, a Connecticut maritime museum.

Your e-mails: Remembering 2005updated: Thu Dec 29 2005 10:11:00

As 2005 comes to an end, many people are contemplating the events, both personal and far-removed, of the past 12 months. asked readers how they will remember 2005. Here are a few of their responses, some of which have been edited:

Robot chopper documents Katrina's powerupdated: Fri Dec 09 2005 09:13:00

"And let's go out over the motel roof so we can get the seams ... go out a little further... alright that's good, hold there."

Mail for those who still have homesupdated: Sun Sep 11 2005 11:18:00

CNN's Alan Chernoff in Biloxi, Mississippi Posted: 12:10 p.m. ET

Conditions 'unfathomable'updated: Fri Sep 09 2005 09:49:00

CNN's Gary Baumgarten in New Orleans, Louisiana Posted: 6:00 p.m. ET

CNNMoney: MGM Mirage to rebuild in Biloxiupdated: Tue Sep 06 2005 21:44:00

Casino operator MGM Mirage said Wednesday it plans to "quickly" rebuild its Beau Rivage resort in Biloxi, Miss., severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Evacuees desperate to find loved onesupdated: Tue Sep 06 2005 10:54:00

Posted: 5:35 p.m. ET CNN's Sean Callebs in Houston, Texas

Starting freshupdated: Mon Sep 05 2005 13:21:00

Posted: 7:15 p.m. ET CNN's Sean Callebs in Houston, Texas

CNNMoney: Uncertainty and fear to rebuildupdated: Mon Sep 05 2005 10:10:00

Before Katrina, Mississippi's Gulf Coast had evolved from a swampy backwater to a boom town of casinos, tourism and beachfront entertainment employing thousands.

Bodies lie unrecovered in Mississippi countyupdated: Sat Sep 03 2005 15:45:00

Residents of hard-hit Harrison County, Mississippi, are complaining that bodies left after hurricane Katrina struck on Monday remain unrecovered by officials.

300 troops with kin in Katrina zone sent homeupdated: Sat Sep 03 2005 09:50:00

Three hundred Air Force members in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere abroad will return to their Mississippi Air Force base "so they can attend to their families' needs after Hurricane Katrina," according to an Air Force command statement.

Misery in Mississippiupdated: Sat Sep 03 2005 09:36:00

Posted: 4:10 p.m. ET CNN's Ted Rowlands in Biloxi, Mississippi

Anger, hopelessness in Mississippi townsupdated: Fri Sep 02 2005 10:43:00

Posted: 6:15 p.m. ET CNN's Gary Tuchman in Biloxi, Mississippi

One happy ending in a sea of lossupdated: Fri Sep 02 2005 06:46:00

Amid unfathomable loss and deplorable conditions, there was at least one bright moment in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Stories of heartbreak and hope in Katrina's wakeupdated: Thu Sep 01 2005 10:36:00

Posted: 5:28 p.m. ET CNN's Ed Lavandera in Kenner, Louisiana

Experts: Disease outbreaks a real threatupdated: Thu Sep 01 2005 09:10:00

Survivors of Hurricane Katrina face multiple health threats such as infectious diseases and respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses, health officials warn.

Harrowing tales of loss emerge in Katrina's wakeupdated: Wed Aug 31 2005 07:27:00

For many of the survivors of Hurricane Katrina, little is left but heartbreak and hardship.

New Orleans faces double 'nightmare' updated: Wed Aug 31 2005 02:39:00

New Orleans faced two crises Wednesday that Louisiana's governor called nightmares: stopping rising floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and evacuating survivors of the deadly storm.

Mississippi emergency informationupdated: Tue Aug 30 2005 21:06:00

The following are some helpful Web sites and phone numbers for the Mississippi area:

'Take care of the kids and grandkids'updated: Tue Aug 30 2005 11:20:00

For many of the victims of Hurricane Katrina, nothing is left.

Governor: Worse than Camilleupdated: Tue Aug 30 2005 10:36:00

Hurricane Katrina has inflicted more damage to Mississippi's beach towns than Hurricane Camille did, and its death toll is likely to be higher, the state's governor said Tuesday.

Katrina gone, but impact continuesupdated: Tue Aug 30 2005 10:36:00

U.S. Gulf Coast residents who braved Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday began to face the storm's impact:

Resident: 'All I found was a shoe'updated: Mon Aug 29 2005 21:50:00

Hurricane Katrina left a trail of devastation across southeastern Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf Coast Monday.

State: More than 50 dead in Mississippiupdated: Mon Aug 29 2005 21:00:00

Hurricane Katrina's strike on Mississippi killed at least 54 people Monday, 50 of them in one county, state officials said, and caused what Gov. Haley Barbour called "catastrophic damage" along the coast.

CNN: From the heart of the stormupdated: Mon Aug 29 2005 09:41:00

Posted 5:51 p.m. ET CNN's Jeanne Meserve, traveling along I-10, New Orleans, Louisiana

Katrina kills 50 in one Mississippi countyupdated: Mon Aug 29 2005 01:03:00

Hurricane Katrina left at least 56 people dead Monday, about 50 of them in one Mississippi county, CNN confirmed, and the toll was expected to climb following one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the northern Gulf Coast in a half century.

On the chase with hurricane huntersupdated: Mon Sep 13 2004 14:03:00

Editor's note: In our Behind the Scenes series, CNN correspondents share their experiences in covering news.

America's top toilet namedupdated: Wed May 26 2004 12:18:00

Dingy gas station bathrooms be gone! Messy restrooms known to cause mental unrest no more!

Fortune: Take Me To Your Leaderupdated: Mon May 27 2002 00:01:00

"We can't do that without talking to Corporate Headquarters."

Money Magazine: Software Essentials for Lessupdated: Thu Jul 01 1999 00:01:00

You've finally decided that a PC for less than $500 is too good a deal to pass up. Once you get the box home, however, you may be a bit perturbed to find that the computer comes with Microsoft Wind...

Fortune: Pragmatism and taxes, our affluent cigar smokers, doing deals in the elevator, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Feb 13 1989 00:01:00

BILOXI, MISS. -- The Salvation Army violated a woman's constitutional right to freedom of religion when it fired her because she practices witchcraft, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Dan...

We recommend