Pictures Around Moss Point, MS
The new Northrop Grumman facility in Moss Point is excellent. We couldn't take pictures inside, but both the office facility and manufacturing floor are very nice. The cubicle walls are TALL (hint to management).
Eight guys from California visiting Mississippi. It was a business trip, but it was fun, too. The weather was cool and misty, but that's a lot better than hot and humid!
The "Beau Rivage" Casino in Biloxi; smokey purveyor of good (expensive) food and the favorite hangout of Calvert, our "gambling man". We should have stayed there, but the rooms were all booked.
We drove I90 (Beach Blvd) between Biloxi and Gulfport and took pictures of damage that still remains 17 months after Hurricane Katrina. Sadly, at least five Waffle Houses were wiped out in a mere 2 mile stretch of prime coastal highway.
We stopped at the remains of the "Gulf Beach Resort" hotel. Hurricane Katrina had 175 mph sustained winds and a devastating 28-foot storm surge. That storm surge tore out walls, windows and doors from the lower three floors. Upper floors were damaged by the high winds. It was amazing to us that beds with sheets still on them still exist in many of the lower rooms.
"Sharkheads", "Souvenir City" and "Casino Magic" are three major tourist stops that may never be rebuilt. Considering the power of a 28-foot wave, it's amazing that even this much of them is still standing.
The fact that this marina isn't totally repaired doesn't stop the wealthy from visiting the "Isle of Capri" casino in Biloxi. Some less fortunate people are still living in tent cities because their houses are gone and insurance won't pay.
The 28-foot storm surge from Hurricane Katrina totally destroyed the I90 bridge from Biloxi to Ocean Springs (See first picture below that I borrowed from Wikipedia). The new bridge is being built in the same path as the old one, but it will be much higher over the water. The old bridge was torn down and the ruins were piled up as a tidal break for the new construction. NOTE: The I90 bridge destroyed by Katrina was actually a replacement for an even older bridge destroyed in 1969 by Hurricane Camille.