Photographer's Note

While New Orleans was the city that every media source was reporting on, Biloxi and its surrounding cities was by far the most heavily damaged from the Hurricane. The Category Five storm toppled trees, destroyed hotels, and wipped entire houses from its foundation.

The house in this photograph was only 300 meters from the edge of the ocean. While it stood and fought off the lesser hurricanes of the past, it did not stand a chance against Katrina. Scattered around the house are items that its inhabitants once used and treasured.

Other houses along the street were more fortunate. While it was a relief for neighbors that their own houses stood, they all none the less felt the guilt of losing a long time neighbor. Since there are no job and nothing left for most people to return to, most families like the ones that lived in this house volunteerly chose to move and start a new life.

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Additional Photos by Mark Gong (markgong) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840)
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