Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pictures of Katrina

These pictures were made by an excellent photographer in Magee, MS where the eye of the storm passed thru - what an experience!
Magee is 150 miles north of Waveland, Mississippi. Where the Hurricane made landfall in Mississippi.

The dance with Katrina:

Part of her beauty as she left destruction on her exit, is remarkably dramatic.


The next picture was taken from the third story balcony of Saint Stanislaus College located next door to Our Lady of the Gulf church in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi on the morning of August 29th, 2005.

This is believed to be the initial wave (tidal?) of Hurricane Katrina. The wave was approximately 35 to 40 feet high. When it slammed into the beachfront communities of Bay Saint Louis and Waveland, it completely destroyed 99% of every structure along the beach for 9 miles and more than a mile inland. But the destruction only started there. The flooding which continued inland destroyed all but 3 5 homes in these two communities of approximately 14,000 people.

It almost looks like a mountain.The force behind it would have the same impact of one