Katrina August 29, 2005
We stayed with Jean in Jackson, MS for the first 4 days or so. There was an interesting corn spider on the side of her house catching bugs and it was worth a picture.
Here's a better picture of him.
We walked the dogs every day and there was a strange fruit on a tree in the park near her house. It is called an Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera). It has thorns, a very woody stem, and a single smooth leaf. Thanks to Mary and Mark (Phil's Mom and Uncle) for finding out what kind of fruit it is.
When Katrina passed, she lost power and it was so hot, we went to stay with her sister in Marion, AR. I got to ride in a corn combine for a few hours (a real treat) and Anne got to ride horses.
We also visited Parkin State Park in Arkansas where Hernando de Soto visited in 1541. He also wrote about it in his chronicles. Visit the link above or look at my pictures.
Levee Breaks
Flooded Houses
Ursuline, and
relatives houses.
State Park
17th Street
London Ave
St. Bernard
9th Ward
House #1
House #2
Satelite Images
Driving #1
Driving #2
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Cleaning up and some fun pictures.
Christmas around town
Link copied from southbear.com which describes very well why the flood was so bad.
JEMS - Excellent description of what went on from EMS' point of view..
UNO pictures
The islands (Dauphin and Chandeleur) that protect our coastline an southern cities.
Miscelaneous satellite pictures.
More Katrina pictures from WWLTV.com
More pictures found on the web.
Lakeview pictures during the flood mailed to me 3-3-06
Lakeview Revisited - Pictures 7 months after Katrina taken in March 2006
The surge out at Michoud from WWLTV.com
Doug's fly over pictures of Katrina's damage on our swamps and southernmost towns. March 2006
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