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1 Most monastic Buddhist temples are concentrated in southern Mobile County, near Bayou La Batre.
2 The four temples within a ten-mile radius of Bayou La Batre, include Chua Chanh Giac, Wat Buddharaksa, and Wat Lao Phoutthavihan.
3 it measured 16 feet (4.9 m) high at Bayou La Batre (Alabama), with higher waves on top, and 12 feet (3.7 m) high at Mobile, at the far northern end of the 31-mile-long Mobile Bay.
4 Downtown Mobile was flooded several feet, and the south-end towns of Bayou La Batre and Bon Secour were severely damaged.
5 He uses the earnings to buy a shrimping boat in Bayou La Batre, fulfilling his promise to Bubba.
6 Bayou La Batre (/ˌbaɪ.oʊ lə ˈbætri/ or locally /ˌbaɪlə ˈbætri/) is a city in Mobile County, Alabama, United States.
7 Bayou La Batre is a fishing village with a seafood-processing harbor for fishing boats and shrimp boats.
8 Bayou La Batre was the first permanent settlement on the south Mobile County mainland and was founded in 1786, when French-born Joseph Bouzage (Bosarge) [1733-1795] was awarded a 1,259-acre (509 ha) Spanish land grant on the West Bank of the bayou (see history below).
9 The modern City of Bayou La Batre was incorporated in 1955.
10 Bayou La Batre was featured in the 1994 film Forrest Gump and the book upon which it is based.
11 In April 2005, Disney Studios launched a secretly built pirate ship, the Black Pearl, out of Bayou La Batre for filming sequels to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
12 Bayou La Batre's seafood industry also serves as a centerpiece for the History channel's reality documentary series Big Shrimpin'. On August 29, 2005, the area was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, which produced the largest storm surge ever recorded in the area, reaching nearly 16 ft (5 m) and pushing many shrimp boats and the cargo ship M/V Caribbean Clipper onto shore.
13 Bayou La Batre was the first permanent settlement on the south Mobile County mainland and was founded in 1786, when Joseph Bouzage (Bosarge) [1733-95] moved into the area and was awarded a 1,259-acre (509 ha) Spanish land grant on the bayou's west bank.
14 On August 29, 2005, the area was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, with a local storm surge of nearly 16-foot (5 m) and higher waves that engulfed Bayou La Batre and pushed over 23 shrimp boats and the cargo ship M/V Caribbean Clipper onto shore.
15 On September 7, the Hurricane Katrina Update for libraries affected by the storm indicated that the Bayou La Batre Public Library (then known as Mose Hudson Tapia Public Library) had been destroyed.
16 Immediately following the hurricane a group of high school students from Sierra High School in Truckee, California adopted the city of Bayou La Batre.
17 The school also set up a pen pal program with the students of the nearby school in Bayou La Batre.
18 In October 2005, seven weeks after Hurricane Katrina, Bayou La Batre was adopted by the City of Santa Monica, California (see: "Santa Monica Pier") to assist in clean-up activities.
19 The Santa Monica City Council approved loaning Bayou La Batre 18 vehicles, including six pickups, two trucks with large cranes, utility vehicles with smaller cranes, a dump truck, street sweepers, a riding lawnmower, and six chainsaws.
20 Bayou La Batre is a center for shipbuilding.
21 People from all over the world including the United States, South America, and Africa have boats built in Bayou La Batre frequently.
22 Another ship, the FV Cornelia Marie from the Deadliest Catch series, was built in Bayou La Batre in 1989.
23 Bayou La Batre is located at 30°24′12″N 88°14′53″W
24 According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bayou La Batre has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
25 As of the 2010 Census, Bayou La Batre had a population of 2,558.
26 Bayou la Batre was a popular destination for such immigrants because it fostered and continues to foster a similar shrimping industry to that of Vietnam.
27 Bayou La Batre is served by the Mobile County Public School System.
28 Both schools' students were (in part) located in what is now Alba Middle School further south in Bayou La Batre.
29 The library is located on Wintzell Avenue in the Bayou La Batre office of Boat People SOS, a national group that assists Vietnamese-Americans.
30 Bayou La Batre is mentioned in the 1994 film Forrest Gump and in Winston Groom's book of the same name on which the movie is based as the home of Forrest's army buddy Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue, and later as the home of Forrest Gump himself during his time as a shrimp boat captain.