Gulf Coast News Recovery Report

  I ran across this website, which has loads of details about the current state of recovery efforts along the Mississippi Gulf Coast (Biloxi, Gulfport, etc). Also see my "Mississippi" tags. Gulf Coast News Recovery Report http://www.gulfcoastnews.com/KATRINA/… The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has announced that their program to provide Mississippi Cottages is nearing an…

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I Don’t Get It

  Beau Rivage OK – here’s the beautiful Beau Rivage casino in Biloxi, MS – rebuilt to surpass its former glory within a few short months after Hurricane Katrina. Total Biloxi casino revenues during the month of December 2007 were over $78,000,000.       Sharkheads Conversely, here’s a local beachfront business literally a few…

Miss Janie’s house post-Katrina

  Miss Janies photos Aha! I just found that one of the photos I had of the kitchen shows the photos Miss Janie had hanging on the wall. So I zoomed and cropped, and here you can sort of see the big dredge pipe, and if your eyes are very good, you can see the…

Miss Janie’s house

Our work papers said the house belonged to an elderly woman named Jamie. When we arrived, we met an elderly gentleman who started to show Dave (our fearless leader) where things were left after the last crew, so I guessed that the paper was wrong about the gender of the owner. But as it soon…

Biloxi – over 2 YEARS after Katrina

Our bus took us through Gulfport and Biloxi, along the beachfront, so we could see the progress, or lack thereof, that's been made since we were here a year ago. See for yourself.   I apologize for the quality of the photos, as they were taken from a moving bus. But you get the idea. Click…

Voluntourism

An interesting article in USA Today about Katrina volunteers… [Please let me know if this link breaks, and I'll post a copy] Read and post comments | Send to a friend

Biloxi – 17 months after Katrina

  On Monday after we ate lunch at Camp Victor, we all loaded into the coach bus for a tour of Gulfport and Biloxi. The purpose was to give us an idea of the scope of devastation and how things still are, since there isn't much destruction in evidence in the parts of Ocean Springs we…

Mississippi work trip

Well, our bags are packed and we're ready to go… on a 20-hour (+ Super Bowl stop) bus ride to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, where we'll be spending a week helping people rebuild from Hurricane Katrina. From what we hear, there's still plenty of work to be done. The work assignments change weekly (yes, there have…