- Associated Press - Saturday, August 29, 2015

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on the Mississippi coast will be marked by solemn church bells in the morning and rollicking music in the evening.

Hancock County churches planned to ring bells Saturday morning.

In Biloxi, clergy and community leaders were to gather at MGM Park for a memorial to Katrina’s victims. Gulfport officials set a morning remembrance service for Jones Park.

Saturday night, a concert celebrating recovery was set for MGM Park. Dr. John and Trombone Shorty were the headline acts for “A Concert for the Coast.”

Katrina caused close to 240 deaths in Mississippi and widespread property destruction.

Economic recovery is evident where glitzy casinos were rebuilt and condominium towers rose. But overgrown lots and empty slabs speak to the slow recovery in some communities.


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