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August 31, 2005

Helicopter views of Bay St. Louis area

Clive sent me a link to a Jackson Mississippi TV station who have a Windows Media version of a helicopter view of the damage in Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis, and Waveland. It's pretty stark viewing.

I've been able to spot the turn-off from highway 90 we took into Bay St. Louis back in March, but from that point onwards, there's very little to see but rubble and trees totally stripped of foliage. It looks like they've lost almost everything, and the footage from Waveland is even worse: there's little left but foundation slabs and footings.

Update: If you open a browser window and go to, type "Bay St. Louis MS", you can follow the video along the map or the hybrid map/satellite photo. The photos are months or even years out of date, but they are still valuable for showing relationships between named points in the narrative.

Posted by Nicholas at August 31, 2005 10:15 PM

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