According to the Red Cross this is what is left of the 171,000 homes in the six coastal counties of Mississippi:

65,000 destroyed

38,000 have major damage

51,000 have minor damage

1,300 are affected

16,000 are unaffected

These figures are for houses only. It does not include the apartments or trailers affected. It is estimated that 20% of the apartments are unlivable.Sun Herald

Hurricane Katrina has devastated these counties homes and businesses: Hancock County, Harrison County, Jackson County, George County, Stone County, and Pearl River County.


Blogger Esther said...

That's more than sobering...that's an ass whooping. I'm sitting here, shaking my head in disbelief. :(

9:22 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

So are we. But like that country song says, country folk can survive.

1:24 AM  
Anonymous Bozwell said...

This is an impossible thing for someone like me--being so far removed, so far away to comprehend

These figures just leave me so saddened.

I guess though that country song carries with it a message of truth.

3:03 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

Hi boz,

It leaves me sad and angry to know that so many along the Mississippi coast have lost so much. They are all my neighbors now and even though the task seems daunting, we'll rebuild as we have done before. It's one day at a time and it is improving day by day. We now have more than one traffic light working!!!

10:11 PM  

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