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Old 10 January 2007, 07:14 AM
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Canuck's pictures of NO reminded me of some intriguing images I took in November, and I thought I'd post them here to share.

I went to Biloxi to deliver a car to a friend in Air Force training down there, and was shocked at the devastation. New Orleans gets a lot of the attention, so I don't think I was in the least bit prepared for what I saw.

Houses without roofs, roofs without houses, foundations, stairs to nowhere... The beach was clear of everything except for a few blown out signposts, as evidence of the many businesses that used to be there.

And this cemetery. Driving down at night, I spotted it, and remarked to my friend, "Oh look, it's one of those neat old cemetaries with the crypts and such." It was then I noticed the number of those that were blown open.

We went to visit the next day and I snapped these shots, some of the only photos I took on the trip. It was very eerie, but very interesting.

At least the bones and bodies has been removed.

I don't think anything I'd seen before I saw this graveyard really drove home the power of a hurricane to me. Image a force that can crack a stone block in half. Imagine a force that can deposit a huge chuck of rock in another part of the cemetery.

I only hope they know whose marker belonged where. Otherwise, many of these graves will go unmarked/improperly marked forever.

So, without further comment, my Biloxi cemetery slide show: http://s124.photobucket.com/albums/p...rue&interval=3

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Old 10 January 2007, 11:57 AM
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what gets me is that in mississippi, you dont hear those people crying the blues like you do in the other state. they are mostly to busy for that. they also have a governor who is actually doing something besides standing around looking half drunk all the time. missippi still hasnt gotten the attention that they deserve, it all goes across the state line
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Canuck's pictures of NO reminded me of some intriguing images I took in November, and I thought I'd post them here to share.

I went to Biloxi to deliver a car to a friend in Air Force training down there, and was shocked at the devastation. New Orleans gets a lot of the attention, so I don't think I was in the least bit prepared for what I saw.

Houses without roofs, roofs without houses, foundations, stairs to nowhere... The beach was clear of everything except for a few blown out signposts, as evidence of the many businesses that used to be there.

And this cemetery. Driving down at night, I spotted it, and remarked to my friend, "Oh look, it's one of those neat old cemetaries with the crypts and such." It was then I noticed the number of those that were blown open.

We went to visit the next day and I snapped these shots, some of the only photos I took on the trip. It was very eerie, but very interesting.

At least the bones and bodies has been removed.

I don't think anything I'd seen before I saw this graveyard really drove home the power of a hurricane to me. Image a force that can crack a stone block in half. Imagine a force that can deposit a huge chuck of rock in another part of the cemetery.

I only hope they know whose marker belonged where. Otherwise, many of these graves will go unmarked/improperly marked forever.

So, without further comment, my Biloxi cemetery slide show: http://s124.photobucket.com/albums/p...rue&interval=3
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Old 10 January 2007, 01:47 PM
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Canuck's pictures of NO reminded me of some intriguing images I took in November, and I thought I'd post them here to share.
I think you meant MapleLeaf's. I don't have any pictures of New Orleans.

ETA: Those are some heartbreaking pictures, BTW.
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Old 10 January 2007, 01:58 PM
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I think you meant MapleLeaf's. I don't have any pictures of New Orleans.
You Canadians all post alike.
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Old 10 January 2007, 02:00 PM
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what gets me is that in mississippi, you dont hear those people crying the blues like you do in the other state.
Oh they are screaming, but no one is listening.
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Old 10 January 2007, 02:02 PM
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Just like all you dumb Americans.
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Old 10 January 2007, 02:02 PM
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Oh they are screaming, but no one is listening.
Based on MapleLeaf's pictures in the other thread, and the pictures in this thread, it appears that no one is really listening to any of the complaints anywhere.

Which is outrageous.
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Old 10 January 2007, 02:56 PM
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Oh they are screaming, but no one is listening.
The big difference is that while the Coast got hit pretty hard, we were able to get right back in and start fixing things after the storm. New Orleans was basically shut down before the hurricane and most people weren't allowed back in for quite a while. Our evacuees mostly stayed nearby and were able to return as soon as possible. New Orleans residents had to wait for both the water and the restrictions to come down.

We didn't have the standing water like New Orleans did, either. The hurricane's wind and rain were bad, but it was the deep, moving floodwaters that did the most damage by far. The Coast also has a lot more money coming into it than New Orleans does - the casinos invested a lot. New Orleans has the tourist industry, but the French Quarter was outside the flood zone. It was still damaged, but not wiped out like some of the homes were.
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Old 13 January 2007, 06:48 AM
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I think you meant MapleLeaf's. I don't have any pictures of New Orleans.

ETA: Those are some heartbreaking pictures, BTW.

NFBSK! Just pretend I said MapleLeaf, mkay?

And honestly, not saying that NO didn't deserve the attention that it got/gets. Certainly those floods were something else. More than anything, I really just meant what I said -- I was NOT prepared to see the kind of damage I did. I've never in my life seen the effects of a hurricane firsthand.

I certainly can't image what a hurricane plus a massive flood looks like.

And I'll be eternally disappointed that I'd always put off that planned trip to New Orleans. Now, I'll never really know what that most-beloved city was like.
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