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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Remembering Hurricane Katrina of 2005

Today marks as the exact day that Hurricane Katrina struck the Mississippi area (2005). This is the Katrina Memorial in US Highway 90 in Biloxi, Mississippi. This place is being built for those who lost their lives during the hurricane. This spot has a 12 ft high water surge coming from the Gulf Coast. In the video below, you can view the street of US Highway 90 flooded. The height of this wall is the level of water surge pounding so hard that it knocks down big buildings and concrete houses.

There are so many Pelicans in the Gulf Coast and in this video, it shows they are just floating, un-aware that the category 5 hurricane could kill them. The bridge shown here connects to 1-10. The highway 90 is closed all the way to Louisiana. I was really impressed by the guts of the man who took this video. In ordinary days, this garage of Beau Rivage is so windy. The highest wind noted was 175 mph (280 km/h), good thing he was alive. He was already trapped in the hotel as the video unfold.

This is the picture that I took during my first visit in Biloxi Mississippi last year. The area across the street of this hotel is still heartbreaking at present. There are so many damage buildings untouched. There are wide vacant lots with no houses at all only the concrete foors remain.

This was taken last year too. It happened that the man who took the video, he stationed himself in this garage too. The video is scary but, the real story of those families who lost their property and love ones are more heartbreaking.

Today, there are activities held in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to remember those who lost their lives. We might as well say a short prayer for them too. My father-in-law lost his house, boat and car also. See it {HERE}.


  1. Lovely pictures Ms. Amy, nice video too..

    Was looking for your recommended blogs you mentioned..

  2. nice photo!
    katrina is still in top search, grabe nga hurricane katrina talaga.

  3. Thanks for sharing about Katrina. I still remember that about as well as I recall 9/11. I was living in Pennsylvania at the time, and couldn't believe what I had seen on television though it was much worse in person from what everyone has said.

    Nice post my friend.

  4. it really was devastating to be affected by the hurricane. did ur father i law had the car insurance?

  5. what a spooky video! i feel for the pelicans. wonder whats on their senses floating on top of the raging water. poor craetures!


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