Photos of Waveland and Bay St. Louis and other latest news

Another crazy day has past.  The awesome new of the day is that my family has evacuated the area and all are safe.  I nearly passed-out in the grocery store about 30 minutes after I talked to them and found out they were on their way to Dallas.  I just zoned out, couldn’t think anymore, just totally exhausted, having been relaying messages back to family, trying my best to keep posting info on this blog (am i really helping anyone by doing this?  Lord, i hope so.)  I have never been so exhausted and yet at the same time haven’t done any real serious physical activity in the past few day.

Now i’m just overwhelmed by what i’m seeing on TV about New Orleans.  Unbelieveable.  The mayor’s speech on the radio was the final straw that broke my heart in two.  Never did i ever imagine i would be seeing this or hearing this.  I informed my family in the van about what was happening, but i doubt they could truly appreciate what’s happening without visual aids.  Just saying "completely anarchy" doesn’t cut it, does it?

Anyways, a big thank you to G. J. Charlet III for posting and tagging photos of Katrina in Waveland and Bay St. Louis.  I’ll by you a drink if i ever get the chance.

Word on the street has it that we’re going to get some really sharp, up close and personal images of Waveland and Bay St. Louis and the effected Gulf Coast area in a few days on MSN Virtual Earth.

Please keep leaving comments about any things you know, because i’m sure others would love to hear any news that you have.

Comments (8)

  1. Sheeshers says:


    I don’t have anybody living in or near the areas where the tornado hit. However, I do want to thank you for being a wonderful person and an extremely considerate one for passing on information and doing your bit to help those who needed it.

    Thank you very very much on behalf of anyone and everyone who found your site and the information therein, useful.

  2. saraford says:

    Thanks Sheeshers, your comment really means a lot to me, as i’ve just been trying to help out any way possible. I’m glad to hear that you believe that it might be helping people. My husband has told me to just look at the number of comments (and emails i’ve received from those using "contact me") and to rest assured people are finding this info useful.

    All of my Waveland family is safe in Dallas as of noon today, so now begins Phase 2 – where to live, cleanup and reconstruction.

    My parents are still going to try to fly up here at the end of the month to visit (we had this plan for several months now). I’m thinking of flying back down there with them to see Waveland and get some closure. I’m definitely going to go down there in October just to really start trying to deal with what I’ve been seeing on TV and on the internet.

  3. Trish Howard says:


    We moved to Dallas from Waveland several years back. I’m glad to hear your family is ok. Since they are coming to the Dallas area, please let me know if there is ANYTHING they need. Our family lost everything too, and will be coming to live with us, but we’ve always got room in our hearts to help others in the same boat. Write me at (trish at vew dot net) if I could provide anything, meals, clothing, or just somebody to talk about Waveland with. 🙂

  4. saraford says:

    Hi Trish, they are in Plano too. I’ll pass on your info to them. They said that everyone on the street has donated everything they can ever think of having, but i’ll definitely let them know you have family from waveland there. Maybe they know each other.

  5. SARA,

    Thanks for all of your work on Katrina Damage to the area. I am from Lafayette Louisiana and was doing Landwork in the Hancock County Courthouse before the hurricane. I have been unable to determine if the courthouse and/or land records survived the storm. Do you know or have any pictures of the courthouse? Thanks!


  6. Dear Sara,

    I’m a big fan of gin. (of course, my brother-in-law took most of those photos, but since he now lives with me, I guess he’ll have to drink what I drink.) Glad to hear your family is okay.


  7. Thanks for nothing, B%%$h! Some weblog!

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