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Final Debris Figures in for Biloxi
Total Costs More than $81.5 Million

From: City of Biloxi   Vincent Creel   Filed 9/5/07 GCN

The numbers are in regarding Katrina storm debris removed from the city of Biloxi.

According to debris-monitoring firm Neel-Schaffer, the city's FEMA-supported debris removal effort, which ended Aug. 29 and had a price tag of more than $81.5 million, saw 2.98 million cubic yards of debris removed from the city. That's enough debris to cover a football field and stand 139.7 stories high.

The breakdown on the debris:

Burnable: 458,390 cubic yards.

Concrete, non-burnable: 2.488 million cubic yards.

Appliances: 33,391 cubic yards.

Electronics: 534 cubic yards.

To see more details on the debris-removal efforts in Biloxi, click here.

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