Saturday, May 26, 2007


From Waveland and Bay St. Louis east to Pascagoula, the Mississippi coast was largely a clean slate. Concrete slabs, arrays of concrete piles which had once supported houses and hotels, piers with no decking. The beaches had been rebuilt, either naturally or pumped in from dredges offshore. The coastal roads had been fixed - mostly. And much of the debris had been cleaned up. But most of the rebuilding has still to occur. Not that there is any doubt that it will happen. And it will be bigger and better, I'm sure.

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