Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. I took these pictures beginning on the 16th of December, nearly four months later. Check out the captions for more information about the images.
This is the first picture I took as I began my drive along Second Street. For those of you who don't know the area, this street is one block north of HWY 90, which ran along the beach. When you look at the rest of these pictures, I want you to keep in mind the fact that Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29th. These pictures were taken on December 16th.
This statue used to stand in Jones Park which is quite a ways down HWY 90. It washed here during the storm. This plot of land used to be the site of a beautiful house called Grasslawn which had stood for well over 100 years. This is all that's left.
A sign letting people know that this family made it out ok. By the way, that white house in the background belongs to the Wetzel family and it is the only structure still standing along this stretch of beach. Anything else that is up at all will need to be completely demolished before it can be rebuilt.
If you look out into the water, you can see the branches and limbs and sometimes trunks of trees that were washed out after the waters receded. Also, the sand you see in the foreground was not always there. That sand should be on the other side of the boardwalk in the middle of this shot.