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Old 07-22-2008, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Central Mississippi
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There was damage a lot farther north than 20 miles. I know there was a lot of serious damage in Laurel.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I live in Northern MS and for the first time ever, we went under a Tropical Storm Warning during Katrina. There was some damage from the winds and tornadoes that spun off the storm this far north. We are just above Tupelo, a good 6 hour drive from the coast!

Please, make sure you research as people have suggested, the devestation from Katrina has awakened many of us to how powerful mother nature can be.
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Maryville, TN
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alligatorboy, if you are looking for a place that doesn't flood during a hurricane, the loose rule is to move north of I-10. There was flooding in Hancock County north of I-10 in Katrina, but not much unless you were located on the water. Biloxi is a peninsula, so in a bad enough storm, water can come up on all three sides. Back Bay is not immune to that.

I lived on the MS Gulf Coast all my life before moving to TN following Katrina. There are some nice areas north of I-10.

Wind damage, in a bad enough storm, can go as far north as Hattiesburg or Laurel. There is nowhere on the coast that is immune to it. The same can be said for any state on the Gulf. This is not to discourage you. The MS Gulf Coast is a nice place to live, with wonderful people and great food.
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