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9 Years since Hurricane Katrina #1074025 08/30/14 05:20 AM
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Some of you know me and some of you do not. I used to be active a lot here. It was 9 years ago today that Hurricane Katrina hit. Katrina changed a lot of things in south Louisiana. For a lot of people it changed where you lived. It changed where you worked. It changed where you go. It changed what you do. It changed who you know. It changed the landscape. It changed the community. It changed EVERYTHING.

Over the years it has become mostly memories. Everything has turned to a new normal. Sometimes you still miss the way things were. Sometimes you wonder what it would be like if nothing happened. Sometimes you think about who you know now because of it. About what you do or where you go. Today, for the first time in a long time, I thought about it a lot.

Two and a half years ago my wife and I had our first child. That is a whole other life changer. 10 weeks ago we had our second. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/zombie.gif" alt="" />

Here are some pics from back then. I have been wanting to take some before and years later pictures. I want the same shots to compare. I need to take a weekend and just do it.

The first few are Mitsubishi Montero related pics.

My living room wall.
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Red 2 door.
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House still on the foundation in the middle of the road a few blocks from where it was supposed to be.


Last edited by sparkem; 08/30/14 05:30 AM.

I just want to tell you both good luck, and we're all counting on you.
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Re: 9 Years since Hurricane Katrina [Re: sparkem] #1074026 08/30/14 06:46 AM
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Welcome back, Sparkem. Congratulations on two of your life changing events. Enjoy your kids now. They are at a very impressionable age and it is both challenging and very rewarding.

I remember Katrina well. I came through the south a few days before Katrina hit. It was a life changing event for many people....

9 years?? Wow, time does fly...

Re: 9 Years since Hurricane Katrina [Re: sparkem] #1074027 08/30/14 09:04 PM
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Welcome back!

Incredible photographs..

Brings back memories of a phone call I got from a frantic woman whose parents lived in Pass Christian, MS asking if I as a ham radio operator could somehow find out about her parents.. The address she gave for her parents was in the 2nd street area back not very far from the coastline.

Got her in contact with the Red Cross who had set up a clearing site for such inquires that hams, rescue and other volunteers in the area were doing the leg work to find out who were victims and who were surviviors.

Found out later they had evacuated and were OK... Saw later pics of that area having been totally leveled.

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