Battered in Biloxi (4:37) - Sept. 7, 2005
When Hurricane Katrina roared across the Gulf Coast, it wiped out countless
businesses, large and small. One of the biggest employers on the coast, in
Mississippi specifically, is the casino industry. Biloxi is Mississippi's casino
capital where many saw their homes damaged or destroyed. And now people in
Biloxi are wondering if the storm swept away their jobs as well.
Biloxi Blues (4:48) - Jan. 11, 2006
A handful of casinos in Biloxi recently reopened. That means jobs and
paychecks for thousands of people. Then, Harrah's committed to
building two more casinos in Biloxi. Federal cash is also on the way to help
folks who lost their homes to Hurricane Katrina and didn't have any flood
insurance. Question is, will the money come in time?
The Vietnamese Community in Biloxi Rebuilds (3:12) - Jan. 17, 2006
Rebuilding in Biloxi (5:14) - Feb. 22, 2006
What Lurks Beneath (3:13) - May 9, 2006
Two Plans for Biloxi (3:14) - Jun. 6, 2006
Hurricane Katrina wiped out most of the housing in East Biloxi.
The question now is, what will go in its place? Will it be casinos, condos,
affordable housing? One nonprofit group is close to unveiling a a master plan
including all of the above. But some powerful developers have a different idea
of the city's future.
Biloxi Hold or Sell (4:51) - Jun. 14, 2006
Even though much of the Gulf Coast is still trying to recover from Hurricane
Katrina, there is a land rush of sorts going on down in Biloxi, parts of which were leveled by the storm. Now they're prime turf because the
casinos are coming back, and landowners are getting big bucks for their lots.
Others, though, won't be able to cash in for years, if at all.