Hurricane Katrina Forest Recovery

As we work together to tackle the historic challenge that Hurricane Katrina has presented to the forestry communities of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama, we hope that this blog will be a valuable resource and tool.

Wednesday, August 30


The Sun Herald

Commemorations began before sunrise in Waveland, a town Hurricane Katrina destroyed. They continued throughout the day across the Coast, in churches, on town greens and in the hearts of those who survived Aug. 29, 2005.

In South Mississippi, 169 souls were lost. Two, as yet unidentified, were buried Tuesday near the remains of three unknown women Hurricane Camille claimed 37 years ago.

Political leaders, first-responders and volunteers from around the nation stood with Coast residents, as they have since the storm, to mark this day.

U.S. Sen. Trent Lott's voice cracked as he told a Biloxi crowd he had never been prouder during 38 years of public service.

Lott, who lost his Pascagoula home, said, "You have shown America the strength, the tenacity and the love you have. America sees us differently now."

Video of President Bush's Visit to MS Gulf Coast

Complete Katrina Anniversary Coverage by The Sun Herald


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