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Saturday, September 01, 2007

The forgotten Gulf Coast

From an e-mail from Sun photographer Lisa Yanick:

I have spent the last two days in Biloxi, Miss., for a cousin's wedding. If you think that the gulf is rebuilding after Hurrican Katrina's devastating blows, you haven't been to Biloxi.
When I was young, I came here often. Now the clean, sandy beaches seem oily and deserted.
All along the coast, property after property sas destroyed. Foundations and shells of houses are overgrown with ivy and graffiti. Signs advertising resorts, casinos and stores lead to empty lots.
No one comes here. The people who still live here didn't own the businesses that need to rebuild if the town has a chance. They only worked at those places, so how will this town ever be what it was?
Everyone who sees the Katrina aftermath will tell you, you have NO idea how much still needs to be done...that doesn't even cover it.
Maybe more about Biloxi later, with pictures, when I get back to Mt. Pleasant and get my mind around it.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree there is alot yet to be done. But there are things in other areas that need to be done also. That are isn't the only one in need....

9:05 AM 

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