Category Archives: Hurricane Katrina

Biloxi – Ocean Springs Bridge

I’ve finally processed all the photos from my trip to Biloxi earlier this month, so I’ll be uploading them with some background details over the next few days. The full set is already in my photo gallery. I don’t want to make it too easy for web spiders to grab all my photos, so you’ll… Read More »

Mary Mahoney’s

I spent the last couple of days in Biloxi, Mississippi, visiting my mother and checking out the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Mary Mahoney’s Old French House restaurant is one of the few restaurants that has reopened in the downtown section of town close to the waterfront. Last Saturday night my mother and I ate an… Read More »

Biloxi on the Mend

Mary Mahoney’s is one of the most famous restaurants in Biloxi. The Mary Mahoney’s restaurant, bars, and cafe suffered a lot of damage, but the upstairs restaurant is already open. They plan to expand the cafe downstairs, but it needs a lot more work. Having Mary Mahoney’s reopen is a good sign for the return… Read More »

The Return of the Casinos

I just spoke with my mother about how things are going in Biloxi. She went out on a schooner this weekend along the Biloxi coastline and said that the devastation is still hard to believe. The only large landmark that looks normal is the Biloxi Lighthouse. The big hotels are still standing, but many windows… Read More »

Slow Recovery in Biloxi

A friend of mine recently emailed some photos her husband took while driving down Highway 90 in Biloxi. He said the eastbound lanes are in relatively good shape, but the westbound lanes are still pretty bad. That’s surprising, as the eastbound lanes are closer to the water. In one of my first posts after Hurricane… Read More »

Onshore Casinos Coming to Mississippi

In a move that probably should have happened from the beginning, it looks like Mississippi is finally going to allow casinos to be built up to 800 feet onshore. The legal change has been approved by the Legislature, and is now just waiting on the Governor’s approval. The owner of the Treasure Bay Casino is… Read More »

Blue Roof Group

Although it took a month after Hurricane Katrina hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast, my mother has finally gotten someone to come out and put a tarp on her roof. The hurricane had ripped enough shingles from her roof to cause leaks in several places. She had signed a Right of Entry form several weeks ago… Read More »

Digital Globe Photos of Biloxi

A friend just sent me a link to a PDF presentation of before-and-after overhead photos of Biloxi. The after photos were taken at a slightly different angle, so you can’t exactly compare them, but you can compare them well enough. The destruction in the neighborhoods that are shown is amazing. There are a couple photos… Read More »

Updated New Orleans Map at Google

Google now has some updated satellite and/or aerial imagery for New Orleans. You can easily see the flooding by looking at the entrance and exit ramps to most of the freeways. Some of them have a line of cars sitting just up out of the water. If you click back and forth between the “Satellite”… Read More »