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.