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Gulfport

(Encyclopedia) Gulfport, city (1990 pop. 40,775), seat of Harrison co., SE Miss., a port on Mississippi Sound, the Gulf of Mexico, in a resort area; inc. 1898. A port of entry, it receives large…

Biloxi

(Encyclopedia) Biloxi bĭlŭk´sē, city (1990 pop. 46,319), Harrison co., SE Miss., on a peninsula between Biloxi Bay and Mississippi Sound, on the Gulf of Mexico; inc. as a town 1838, as a city 1896.…

hurricane

(Encyclopedia) hurricane, tropical cyclone in which winds attain speeds greater than 74 mi (119 km) per hr. Wind speeds gust over 200 mi (320 km) per hr in some hurricanes. The term is often…

New Orleans

(Encyclopedia) New Orleans ôr´lēənz –lənz, ôrlēnz´, city (2006 pop. 187,525), coextensive with Orleans parish, SE La., between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, 107 mi (172 km) by water…

Louisiana

(Encyclopedia) Louisiana ləwē˝zēăn´ə, lo͞oē˝–, state in the S central United States. It is bounded by Mississippi, with the Mississippi River forming about half of the border (E), the Gulf of Mexico…

Weather: Camille

CamilleWeatherBlowing Cold and Hot: The Big OnesWinter Gone SouthBig-City SnowsStorm of the Century?The Greatest One of AllModern Winter of Deep SnowsGalveston Storm SurgeThe Great New England…

Weather: The Name Game

The Name GameWeatherHurricanes: The Greatest Storms on EarthIt's Different in the TropicsHow It HappensThe Name GameHurricane ForecastingThe Triple Threat Prior to World War II, hurricanes were…

Weather: The Triple Threat

The Triple ThreatWeatherHurricanes: The Greatest Storms on EarthIt's Different in the TropicsHow It HappensThe Name GameHurricane ForecastingThe Triple Threat Hurricanes are responsible for…

Worst Weather of the Twentieth Century

Climatologists, meteorologists, and hydrologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) compiled a list of the world's most notable weather, water, and climate events in the…