Katrina Markers to be Changed
Officials say a reminder of Katrina's high water mark in Hancock County will soon be replaced with a welcome greeting to visitors.
Gabe Faggard, an area engineer with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, says the rectangular concrete markers on both sides of the Interstate 10 overpass at Mississippi 603, were erected in 2010 at a cost of $46,000.
The faces of the lighted concrete markers say "Katrina High Water 2005" under etchings of waves, but Bay St. Louis leaders would rather take advantage of the markers' placement on the sides of the overpass to offer a more positive message.
Mayor Les Fillingame says the markers will be painted to say something similar to "Welcome to Bay St. Louis and Hancock County."