The latest in the 10th anniversary commemorations of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):


10:30 a.m.

Church bells are ringing in Mississippi to mark the 10th anniversary of the day when Hurricane Katrina slammed the state's coast.

In Biloxi, clergy and community leaders were to gather for a memorial to Katrina's victims and attend a concert celebrating the post-storm recovery.

Residents across Mississippi and Louisiana are paying homage Saturday to those who died in the storm and to celebrate how far the region has come since the hurricane struck.

Katrina was one of the deadliest storms in U.S. history. The hurricane's force and flooding ultimately caused more than 1,800 deaths and roughly $151 billion in damage across the region. In New Orleans, wide scale failures of the levee system protecting the city left 80 percent of New Orleans under water.