Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Every 7 Years? Katrina ~ Isaac

Note: As Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac seems to be following close to the path of Katrina almost exactly 7 years ago, I wanted to post these pictures I took recently of the Mississippi Gulf coast.  I think we often think of New Orleans when Katrina is mentioned and tend to forget the devastation all along the Mississippi coast as well.  I did a little research and found a great collection of pictures showing the damage including bridges that would seem impossible to repair in 7 short years for us to drive over just 3 weeks ago.  I pray for all those folks this week as they are probably remembering that 30ft surge of 7 years ago and using the word "only" with the prediction of a possible 12ft surge this week.


After we finished our adventure on the HWY 127 yard sale about 3 weeks ago, we ventured on south along the gulf coast for a quick trip to New Orleans. 

We always enJOY a highway that follows the coast or a river/creek. 

It was cloudy and stormy that day as we drove through a few showers.  So the beach was pretty much vacant.  (Notice the red flags.)
I started wondering why there were no buildings across the street from this beautiful beach that was so close to the road.  As we drove down the highway, I started noticing things like this....

All kinds of "for sale" signs almost begging people to buy. 

 Rarely you would see a small house and a couple like these you wondered if they had made it or been rebuilt.

 Just think, the definition of "beachfront property" on this highway changed overnight.

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  1. Definitely a lot of vacant/abandoned and for sale property. I know many people never bothered going back. Can't really say I blame them.

  2. Such a shame, that last building looks like it has so much potential.

    Jan @ door251

  3. Very sad. How quickly we all forget when it's not "our backyard"


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