Sheesh! One photo is worth a million words!
So very sad.
That looks pretty similar to what Camille did to the Mississippi coast. Nothing was left there, though. No telephone poles, etc.
According to my parents many of the old homes that survived Camille did not survive Katrina. Katrina was worse. my 2cents.
makes one want to go out and buy a beach house (NOT). I just pray most of them have some form of insurance to help them rebuid.
At least they can still make out property boundaries for when they decide to reconstruct more hurricane fodder.
It may well have been. It was one nasty storm. I'm just using the comparison because I saw the damage from Camille in person.Originally Posted by Unique
Just for clarification purposes (for anyone else), those pictures above are from Rita.
I've been looking over the National Geodetic Survey's satellite shots of the Rita-fied area, including Cameron, LA. The eye in the sky paints a picture of TOTAL loss. What few structures still stand when viewed from orbit are probably blow out from underneath where the satellite can't see. There's a bridge that connects Cameron to Holley Beach - it's gone. No evidence it was EVER there is visible aside from the roads leading to the water. No pilings, no visible bridge sections, nothing. It's as though theramps for the bridge were all that was ever built.
This is already the worst storm season in American history in terms of damage, and it's still got a couple months left. This country's economy will likely not survive another hit from a major hurricane - in the next few to several years.
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Deja moo - the feeling you've seen this bull before...
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What struck me the most was the total lack of vegatation.
The taxpayers shouldn't be forced to fianance the rebuilding more than once.
That "insurance" is government flood insurance. It runs at a loss, therefore claims against it are paid out of stolen money extorted from taxpayers.I just pray most of them have some form of insurance to help them rebuid.
Personally, as a taxpayer, I don't think I should be forced to pay for other people's follies.
American Rage almost has it right. Taxpayers shouldn't EVER have to pay for rebuilding.
Well, is it time to abandon the typical American sticks-and-plywood house design yet?
"THE NFIP IS FUNDED THROUGH FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUMS, NOT TAX DOLLARS.
NFIP claims and operating expenses are funded by annual flood insurance premiums collected, not tax dollars. As more people protect themselves with National Flood Insurance and communities adopt measures to reduce flood damage, fewer flood victims will need taxpayer-funded Federal disaster assistance"
nope. The machine will come down and place the pins just in time for the pro bowlers tour coming back to town.Originally Posted by Kar98
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HOLY SH*T!!!!!! What devastation! How incredibly sad for those homeowners........
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safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up,
totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO ! WHAT A RIDE!"
DH and I were at Holly Beach for the 4th of July. It's strange looking at our pictures now and knowing it's not there anymore.