The Beauty of Katrina

These pictures were taken in Magee, Mississippi when the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed through. Magee is 150 miles North of Waveland, Mississippi where Katrina made land fall.

They are remarkably dramatic, revealing the beauty hidden in Katrina’s destructive fury.

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The following 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 tidal wave from Hurricane Katrina. The tidal wave, approximately 35 to 40 feet high, slammed into the beach front communities of Bay Saint Louis and Waveland Mississippi. Only 1% of the buildings remainded standing along a nine mile stretch of beach. That was only the beginning. The flooding that continued inland destroyed the contents of all but 35 homes in these two communities of approximately 14,000 people.
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