As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 6,674. Tommy Longo was the mayor of Waveland, Mississippi from 1998-2010. The New Waveland Library , located on Coleman Avenue, was completely renovated in 1999. Waveland was nearly destroyed by Hurricanes Camille on August 17, 1969 and Katrina on August 29, 2005 (see below). Katrina’s winds and tsunami-like surge devoured dozens of lives and tens of thousands of homes across the coast, leaving behind devastation and heartbreak on a scale that stunned the world. The City of Waveland was incorporated in 1972. He passed away unexpectedly at age 60. 77 Restaurants within 5 miles. 21 Other Attractions within 5 miles. Waveland, Mississippi was Ground Zero. This is the official list of the dead compiled by coroners in the six South Mississippi counties. It was lost in Hurricane Katrina and an impressive brick library, completed in 2010 has replaced it. In 1976, the Wastewater Plant went on line to serve Hancock County, Bay St. Louis and Waveland. 335 Coleman Ave, Waveland, MS 39576-4123. Starfish Cafe (158) 3.2 mi ... Waveland Katrina Museum. Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina ripped through Waveland, Mississippi. Best nearby. Waveland braces for Hurricane Zeta Ahead of Zeta, beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast were empty Tuesday with the exception of a few people like … He helped lead Waveland’s recovery after both Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill. Waveland is generally accepted as the point where Katrina packed it’s strongest punch. Waveland, Mississippi. It is part of the Gulfport–Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. A 32-foot-high wall of water crashed into town, killing 38. Website +1 228-467-9012. The New Waveland Café and New Waveland Clinic together formed a disaster response center consisting of a combination café, soup kitchen, medical clinic, donation center, and market, that operated free of charge from September 5 to December 1, 2005 in immediate Post-Katrina Mississippi Gulf Coast in Waveland, Hancock County, Mississippi. Great little museum of the devastation in Waveland from Katrina. The Ground Zero Hurricane Museum opened in 2016 -- in the only public building in Waveland that was not completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina sent a 30-foot wall of water crashing into coastal Mississippi, and the small town of Waveland, Miss., near the Louisiana border, was one of the hardest-hit places. A look at some of Katrina's catastrophic effects on the coastal towns of South Mississippi including Waveland, Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport, … Staffers vy volunteers who lived in the area during Katrina. 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