Hurricane Katrina

All that glitters if often a guise. Mississippi continues to struggle recovering and rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina. Because of the loss of life and the hapless response rescue response, Katrina will forever be associated with New Orleans. However, New Orleans had a rain problem resulting in the overflow of the levies. Mississippi was ground zero when the hurricane came ashore. The storm surge came ashore a half mile and more and then dragged it’s damage back into the Gulf.¬† Five years later, the people of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast continue to rebuild and recover from that August, five years ago. Progress is being made for sure. The first businesses to recover and rebuild were the casinos, Mississippi’s cash machines. The casinos stand in stark contrast to what lies just across Highway 90. When one crosses that road, the recovery is just beginning and in some cases will never start. More stories to come.

Author: N2OO2

Journalist and journalism professor.

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