On August 29, 2005, Gulfport was hit by the strong eastern side of Hurricane Katrina. Much of the city was flooded or destroyed in one day by the strong, hurricane-force winds, which lasted more than 16 hours, and a storm surge or Tsunami exceeding 28 feet (9 m) in some sections.
Hurricane Katrina damaged more than 40 Mississippi libraries, gutting the Gulfport Public Library, first floor, and breaking windows on the second floor, beyond repair. It required total reconstruction.
Although Katrina’s damage was far more widespread, it was not the fiercest hurricane to hit Gulfport. Katrina, a category 3 storm, was dwarfed by hurricane Camille, a category 5 storm, which had hit Gulfport and neighboring communities on August 17, 1969 with 175 mph sustained winds compared to Katrina’s 120 mph sustained winds.
Most of the damage to property and jetties along the gulf coast has been repaired, however, 13 years on and you can still see vacant/overgrown lots and broken down jetties.
Here are a few landscape images in and around.