Location: 30.36961N x 89.08678W
This two-story unreinforced masonry building houses the US Probation Office, next door to the federal courthouse in Gulfport, Mississippi. The building envelope appears to be undamaged, with no glazing broken on the south or west facades. By September 8, electric power was on, in part because of the effort of GSA staff working with the local power company. According to GSA staff on site, storm surge caused approximately 0.7m of flooding inside the building. Figure 1 shows the west facade of the building; Figure 2, the south facade with the courthouse in the background. The building is located approximately 380 m from the Gulf shore.
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Submitted by Keith Porter and Gilberto Mosqueda
September 29, 2005