Saturday, May 26, 2007

Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island was far to the east of Katrina's landfall, but it still got hammered - the western portion of the island is a low-lying barrier and parts were overwashed. They were busy building a steep, narrow, artificial dune along the beach when I visited - I suspect it will make any self-respecting Category 4 hurricane pause before leveling the beach the next time. Again, thank goodness for federal flood insurance! These poor folks would never be able to rebuild their homes out here without it. Maybe I'm just missing something?

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