Category Archives: Hurricanes

Digital Globe Photos of Biloxi

By | September 20, 2005

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

By | September 7, 2005

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 »

Power Back on in North Biloxi

By | September 5, 2005

My mother just spoke with her neighbor across the street on Popps Ferry Rd. in north Biloxi. The electricity came back on at their house today. That can obviously make a huge difference, as many people can now boil water to sanitize it and they can much more quickly spread the news that they are… Read More »

Donate to the Red Cross

By | September 5, 2005

Please help the victims of Hurricane Katrina by donating to the Red Cross. My mother was a nurse in Biloxi for many years and has volunteered for the Red Cross and served on the board for a division of the Red Cross in South Mississippi. A very large percentage of the money you donate to… Read More »

Katrina Video and Images from WLOX

By | September 5, 2005

The WLOX website continues to be an excellent resource for video and still images of the Mississippi Coast. WLOX suffered a great amount of damage from the hurricane. Their antenna was knocked off the roof and huge holes were ripped through the roof and ceiling. They’ve gotten fuel for the generators, though, and are back… Read More »

Interview on KCBS

By | September 5, 2005

If you happen to be listening to KCBS in San Francisco at around 3:30 pm today, you may hear me being interviewed about my family and friends in Biloxi, Mississippi, and how they are surviving the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Water Back on in Parts of Biloxi

By | September 3, 2005

My mother spoke with a neighbor in north Biloxi who said that water service was restored this afternoon to their neighborhood (just north of the Sunkist subdivision). Update Sept. 3, 10:30 pm: Hopefully, no one is drinking that water, though. I just read a story at about some people in Biloxi potentially getting dysentery… Read More »

Land Parcel Viewer for Biloxi

By | September 3, 2005

I found a link on the City of Biloxi website that led to a portal for viewing land parcels in Biloxi. You can search by building address or by owner. The Coast Civil Defense and Emergency Management officers released updated hurricane evacuation zone maps in 2001. That page on the WLOX site has links to… Read More »

Update on Mom’s House

By | September 3, 2005

My mother and the friends she evacuated to Mobile with drove back to Biloxi this morning. Although the front of the house was fine, the back patio door blew in, despite having a dead bolt lock. There was water damage to the carpet and an oak table, as well as a bunch of dirt and… Read More »

Katrina Google Map

By | September 3, 2005

Someone has put together a Google Map that lets you add markers for locations where you know information about buildings or people. There are already a lot of markers on the map. Update 10/14/05: I just ran across a page at Google Maps Mania that lists a lot more sites that have integrated Google Maps… Read More »