More Katrina Destruction
More photos of the general destruction caused by Hurricane
Katrina. Remember, these photos were taken one month after the storm -- by
this time, the Corps of Engineers had bulldozed the roads and streets open,
people had picked up some debris, and some low-level clean-up had started.
The next three photos are typical destruction -- destruction
like this extended 5-8 miles back from the beach and 30 - 40 miles east-to-west
along the beach. The Mississippi Gulf Coast was, for all practical
Houses in the area in these photos were built up on pilings
8 - 10 feet above ground level. All that remains is the pilings.
These two photos were taken as I was standing in front of the
lot where we were building our home. We were building on Whispering Pines
Drive, Waveland, MS approximately 1,000 feet off the beach. These photo
are of the left and right sides of the street looking toward the beach -- the
Gulf of Mexico is at the end of the street in the distance. Before
Hurricane Katrina there were 12-15 houses on each side of the street. None
survived. The entire town of Waveland, MS, looks like this.