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Old 10-30-2006, 05:41 PM
 
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Just wondering how things have progressed since Hurricane Katrina. How is the Gulfport area as well as other surrounding areas of Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Gautier, etc?
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Old 10-30-2006, 06:49 PM
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Slowly, but surely trying to recover. The willpower and srive of the costal residents is unbelievable! They have a long way to go, but they are definately hanging in there.
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:29 AM
 
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Recovery is slow but steady. On the Coast most of us pulled up our sleeves and started trying to get our lives together. The hardest hit was Hancock County, their progress is slow. The infrastructure has to practically be redone. The Bay bridge that links Bay St Louis and Long Beach opened two lanes the other day, the Ocean Springs - Biloxi bridge will have two lanes open this fall. Many of the casinos are up and running, the Hard Rock casino is scheduled to open in July.

All the cities here have more to be done - it is getting done! Better than whining about it and saying "poor us, we need help!"
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I've been down to Biloxi twice this past month, and yes, the damage to the coast was horrible. But each of the time I went back, I did see change. Slow is the word here, but that can be expected considering the damange to these areas.

On my last trip, I went to Pass Christian and to Waveland. The total destruction that happened was still a gaping open wound. I cried as I went into neighborhoods off the main pathway. There is so much to be done, they have to actually start from scratch in many places.

My hats go off to you guys who live there. The strength and determination you have shown, during and after the hurricane is remarkable and something all of us need to strive to be like.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:41 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I work casino security.. and the other day we had 10-20 young adults who wanted to enter the casino.. all between 21-25 years of age. from Places like New York, and New Hampshire, North Carolina and so on. They are all here from habitat for humanity to help build 6 houses in 5 days. They told me that H4H, is building 60 houses a month down here or that is the goal to achieve here very soon. Now these people live in Military style tents while here and are all volunteers. So if you happen to see one or meet one.. make sure to shake their hand, and say thanks. Its great to see young and old alike come to help build a better life for all those who lost so much.

With good people like these I spoke with, the rebuilding effort is well on its way. So to those of you that have come here and do so much for nothing in return.. Thank You.

I know I am a transplanted local.. but this is my home now and I just wanted to let you know how proud and happy it made me feel to meet people like you.
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Old 06-06-2007, 02:56 AM
 
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Thumbs up No Time For Whining in Mississippi

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Recovery is slow but steady. On the Coast most of us pulled up our sleeves and started trying to get our lives together. The hardest hit was Hancock County, their progress is slow. The infrastructure has to practically be redone. The Bay bridge that links Bay St Louis and Long Beach opened two lanes the other day, the Ocean Springs - Biloxi bridge will have two lanes open this fall. Many of the casinos are up and running, the Hard Rock casino is scheduled to open in July.

All the cities here have more to be done - it is getting done! Better than whining about it and saying "poor us, we need help!"
You couldn't have said that any better. I came home to a slab in Slidell and was denied insurance and fema help but life must go on. But then again, the goverment didn't support me before the storm.
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