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Hurricane Katrina Damage

Gulfport, Mississippi - 9 Months After the Storm

May 11th - Gulfport, Mississippi We headed down to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi where the hardest part of Hurricane Katrina hit on Aug. 29th 2005. The area still has a tremendous amount of damage, even nine months after the storm. We revisited the Hancock Bank parking garage where I rode out the storm last August and we toured the coastline from Biloxi to Pass Christian. We would've continued on to Waveland but the Bay St. Louis bridge is still out. It's difficult to imagine the level of destruction without seeing it first hand.

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It's clear to see where the storm surge crashed through the buildings.

The beaches are still closed along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

A completely demolished church, gutted by the hurricane's storm surge.

This boat was actually washed up here by hurricane Camille in 1969. Katrina did the rest.

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All that remains of this McDonalds is the sign. The entire building has been washed off its foundation.

The vault is all that remains of this bank building along the coastline. The rest was completely removed by the storm.

Piles of twisted debris are still scattered all over. Even nine months later.

This Wal Mart had its walls and entire merchandise blown out by the force of the water.

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The parking garage where we rode out the storm is being heavily renovated.

An inside view into the window of what's left of one of the nearby businesses.

This barnacle encrusted shoe is one of the many pieces of debris still littering the beach.

A partially collapsed building along the Gulf Coast in Mississippi.

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Twisted wreckage is still a normal sight here along the water.

This souvenir shop was completely twisted & destroyed by the waves.