Wow, five years on…

…and New Orleans still gets all the attention, when points to the east were devastated to much the same extent as that city was by Hurricane Katrina. Several towns along the Mississippi coast — Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport, and Biloxi — were all heavily damaged. I seem to remember that Waveland, Pass Christian, and Long Beach were almost wiped off the map. But no one’s talking about the citizens of those towns and how they’re recovering. I wonder why that is. I realize more people were affected in Louisiana, but those three counties along the Mississippi coast are home to almost 400,000 people — and of course Katrina’s devastation didn’t stop at those counties’ northern boundaries. Don’t the stories of the Mississippians’ recovery deserve to be told to the nation too?

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One Response to “Wow, five years on…”

  1. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Boomer Lad (207.235.20.43)
    Friend has a restaurant and shrimp boats in Venice, LA. They don’t get any press either. I told them they should shift trades to disaster recovery and oil skimming. Past years have almost caused them to move to Texas, no joke. They’ve asked me to look into some things here for them.
    August 29, 2010, 10:04:18 AM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    Linoge (97.89.46.73)
    Don’t’cha know that all of those white, redneck southerners are all closet racists, and the only ones who are deserving of any attention are those poor black people who got displaced and their homes destroyed and whatnot?

    [/sarc]

    I still remember going back into Pascagoula and Ocean Springs after the storm, and after my ship finally found a temporary port in Pensacola… Even after the ship finally homeport-shifted to Mayport, a lot of the families decided to stay in the Pascagoula area, and when I transferred a year later, some of their homes still had not been rebuilt.

    Better Half and I stopped by there on the way cross country during my transfer, and the apartment complex I lived in – which flooded halfway up the second story – was just reopening the week after we went through.

    *sigh* But, yeah, things like this still manage to piss me off, five years later…
    August 29, 2010, 10:42:59 AM CDT

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