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Subject: [Leica] Katrina relief pin-up calendar--Bro Nagin
From: jsmith342 at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Wed Aug 30 15:08:48 2006

The people who survived Camille on the Mississippi coast went back to places
that were "safe" in Camille. They too found that the buildings were nowhere
to be seen. Amazingly, the beach in Waveland and Pass Christian is still
there. I think the surge came so fast, there was little time to erode the
beach...the beach ended up being half a mile inland during the storm.

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Tina
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 8:50 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: [Leica] Katrina relief pin-up calendar--Bro Nagin

At 06:56 PM 8/29/2006, you wrote:
>(4) Katrina was worse than Camille. I don't think
>anyone believed that we could be hit with something worse than Camille.
>Jeffery Smith

I was living in Buras, LA, south of New Orleans, during Camille.  We 
evacuated and the house we were renting right on the Mississippi was 
not badly damaged but I'll never forget seeing all of those coffins 
floating around when we came back.  The water stayed in the saucer 
between the bayou levees and the Mississippi River levees for weeks. 
I was teaching in Plaquemines Parish and the whole school year was 
canceled, but it was still nothing compared to Katrina. We went back 
to visit after Katrina and there's nothing left.  I couldn't even 
find where the house used to be. My favorite place for oysters, 
Tom's, was gone, too.


Tina Manley, ASMP, NPPA 

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