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D'Iberville High School
3569 Woods View Dr, D’Iberville, Mississippi

Location: 30.4415N x 88.89321W

D’Iberville is just north of Biloxi, MS, across Biloxi Bay. The high school is a set of single-story buildings and a gymnasium. Figure 1 shows the west side façade of the school, where the gymnasium is located. The main wind force resisting system is unreinforced masonry (brick) walls supporting open-metal joists and fiberboard roof panels with built-up roofing. The buildings suffered moderate roof damage. Hallway, gymnasium, and cafeteria roofs flexed upward but did not blow off. Several but not all rooftop air conditioning units were damaged, and a 25-ft-by-50-ft light metal entrance canopy shown in Figure 2 was destroyed. The gymnasium structure, a concrete or steel-frame building, suffered damage to its masonry veneer. The school is located in a suburban neighborhood, in an area that was lightly wooded with pine trees; there was a debris field of pine boughs and pinecones. Approximately 10% of windows were broken (Figure 3).

 

Gymnasium

Figure 1.  Gymnasium at D’lberville High School

Photo: G. Mosqueda (for MCEER)

Collapsed canopy

Figure 2: Collapsed canopy at south end of the high school.

Photo: G. Mosqueda (for MCEER)

exterior damage

Figure 3: Exterior damage to south façade and roof.

Photo: G. Mosqueda (for MCEER)


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