On Saturday August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina roared ashore on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It was a traumatic and devastating experience for Missississippians as essentially our coast was leveled. I was in Hattiesburg during Katrina, and even there – over an hour and a half inland – we experienced sustained winds over 110-120 miles per hour. For many Mississippians, Katrina continues to live with us. We see Katrina every where we turn.
One of the places that we see the effects of Katrina is near the Beau Rivage casino. If you caught my Periscope on Sunday, you saw my brief talking tour near the I-110 Loop Walk, where I mentioned the video of the water coming into the third floor of the parking garage at the Beau. It is incredible to see. I can’t imagine living through it. (& beware…when you click that link, you may get sucked down the rabbit hole. The Gulfport historic storm surge was really difficult for me to watch).
The Beau footage shows you the chaos of the location I’m bringing you today. When I was there photographing it on Sunday, it was a gorgeous afternoon. Absolutely beautiful. Calm water, gentle breeze, blue sky. A complete 180 from what it was 10 years ago.
The Beau lighthouse – merely decorative, which is why it was not featured with my other lighthouse photos.
I love the green – Mother Nature will take what is hers, won’t she?
The Mississippi Gulf Coast is stronger. We are recovering. And life is good even in its difficulty.
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