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August 30, 2005

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CJ

To answer your question: yes, Ocean Springs is still there. Battered and bruised and extensively damaged in the downtown area and especially along the beachfront, but it's still there. The town has been around since 1699 - it's not going anywhere. :)

The towns especially hard hit were the western part of the MS coast: Pass Christian and Bay St. Louis on the other side of Gulfport. Those towns are mostly gone. OS has a lot of neighborhoods that are not right on the beach, which helped.

Patrick J. Mullins

Also read the Mobile Register, the Montgomery Advertiser, the Jackson, Mississippi and Shreveport papers, and the New Orleans Picayune is still putting out its online edition, although they, like everybody else knows that the water is rising. These have may have better updates than the NYTimes, I'm not sure, and probably more details. Among these, it's possible to stay in touch with the horror without the distraction of the shit of televison.

Jodi

CJ--thanks for the heads up. Glad that OS is still standing and, all things considered, ok. Bay St, Louis and Pas Christian did get it bad in Camille.

Patrick--I'll start checking those out. My resistance to tv storm porn though, is very very weak.

Sandra Sikes

Is the Latimer community still livable. We have relatives on Larue Road that we cannot contact.

Ana Oliveira

I have some "relatives" in ocean springs... And i realy, realy want to know if they are OK... can someone tell me if near this adress: 8009 clamshell ave... the houses are OK????? PLEASE... I AM FROM BRASIL AND I AM RELAY WORIED ABOUT THAM!
TANKS!!!

Ana Oliveira

I have some "relatives" in ocean springs... And i realy, realy want to know if they are OK... can someone tell me if near this adress: 8009 clamshell ave... the houses are OK????? PLEASE... I AM FROM BRASIL AND I AM RELAY WORIED ABOUT THAM!
TANKS!!!

Ana Oliveira

TANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE PICTIRE.. I WILL STAY ON LINE AND HERE, JUST IN CASE!!! TANK YOU AGAIN

Kathleen (Duke) Tracy

I've been searching nightly for information about Ocean Springs, MS. I graduated from Ocean Springs High School in 1979 and OS is as close to a "home town" as I have. I found a site with aerial photos of the damage to Ocean Springs (along the coastline) at http://alt.ngs.noaa.gov/katrina/089A30D_KATRINA.HTM If you go to a map website, you can compare the aerial photos to a map and pick out a particular address. I found an old friend's house on Mermaid Ave. Ana Oliveire -- Clamshell is very close to there. You can see the address you're looking for on the last photo on the right. It's hard to see the details of the damage, but I figure if you see a roof at the address you're looking for, that's a bit of a good sign. Kathleen Tracy, Woodland Hills, CA

Ana Oliveira

Hi, i am still without information from my "relatives", if someone know about Triplett family, please tell me, i am realy sad and worried for almoust 10 days... PLEASE!

Jodi

Oh my stars--do you know Alicia Tripplet? And I think she has a brother named Freddy and a sister named Debbie? Also a little brother, maybe Kenny? I knew them when I was in elementary school. Unfortunately, I don't have any news.

Ana Oliveira

unfortunrtely i dont know tham, i hope they are okay, i am praying for the people from there. I know, Alan Triplett, Dori triplett, shawn triplett and 3 sisters... I dont have any news Too, and i am very, very worried because i know that thew dont have the house anymore... so i dont know how i can find tham. If someone can help me... Please cause i dont know what to do anymore!

Mike Alley

Looking for Frank Martin, call Peggy of Greg

stephanie

Today is January 20, 2006. I grew up and still live in Ocean Springs. Right now my home is still destroyed my family and I are living in our 2 car garage; which does not resemble a garage at all now perhaps a small cottage. We are fortunate some are still in tents today; almost 4 months after "Katrina". Many still need help.

Scott

I was stationed aboard USS San Antonio in P'goula shipyard during Katrina. I moved out of the St. Andrews condos less than a week before the storm. Just wanted to say I appreciate the hospitality I received during my 8 month stay in OS, and how painful it was to see my friends in MS experience Katrina. It took a lot of guts to come back from something like that.

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