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Old 07-30-2019, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Yes, I was living in Minnesota at the time and I recall a city about 35 miles from me ( St Cloud MN...pop 70,000) deciding to help by "adopting" a specific city in Mississippi.
Hattiesburg was chosen and a delegation went from St Cloud to Hattiesburg to help out, deliver supplies, and $$$$$$$$ that had been raised.
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Old 07-30-2019, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Katrina caused plenty of damage in H'burg and into Jackson. Rain saturates the round, weakening the soil, then wind pushes trees over.

Much of Hattiesburg was without power for a week or so due to downed trees.

Google - Hattiesburg Katrina Damage.
I was at the University of Oklahoma at that time and was on an interview committee and one of our candidates was a professor at USM. He described the damage from Katrina and I remember him saying that uprooted trees were the main thing. Some water damage.
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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How about on the south side of State Line Road in Southaven?
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:17 PM
 
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in Bilioxi, it was the railroad tracks, all the damage was south of the railroad tracks
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Katrina caused plenty of damage in H'burg and into Jackson. Rain saturates the round, weakening the soil, then wind pushes trees over.
Much of Hattiesburg was without power for a week or so due to downed trees.
This. My aunt lived in Columbia at the time which is due west of Hattiesburg. It took us two days to contact her because of no power, no phone, and a few of their cell towers were damaged (or the backup power failed... I forget which). A cousin even tried to drive down there but wasn't allowed in the area. She was finally able to send word through the sheriff's office that she was still alive and kicking.

My parents are in north-central Mississippi (west of Starkville) and had some damage from the storm. Heck, I lived in Chattanooga, TN, and we lost a tree in that storm.

If you want to avoid all hurricane damage you need to move to North Dakota.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:53 AM
 
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Id say around Hattiesburg. Katrina happened right before I got to USM, they said they didn't get any damage
Hattiesburg got tons of damage during Katrina.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:12 AM
 
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I agree, if you wanna avoid any damage then move north into Canada. I currently live in Ohio (moving to southern Alabama) and we always get the hurricanes (storms) from gulf, East coast and some from Florida. They come in the form of heavy rain, winds and tornadoes. We lose power, have downed trees etc.
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Finally re-found this map. Pick your poison:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graph...ing-disasters/
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:29 PM
 
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i like that
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