KATRINA: Damage and Blowdown
Dan Dimiduk, December 2005
Here is a sample of some pictures of South Mississippi taken on 12/8/2005 with a disposable camera. Included are shots of the following: Wind damaged structures in Wiggins Miss. where no trees protected them, blue FEMA tarps stapled to roofs of tree protected houses with only roof damage, hurricane blowdown from a Pecan grove piled along the highway, treeshear and bobcat, piles of clearings along fence rows, small example of burning off waste debris, fully automated logging crews still salvaging logs from highway right- of way I -59 near Meridian Miss. Not neccessarily in that order.
I have a few others if these turn out. In the future I hope to get more pictures of surge damage along the coast. Also, I would like to document the scope of the debris by finding a large dump and or burning site.
As I get settled in Wiggins, I hope to send pictures of more constructive uses for this waste. I did burn a Water Oak log out of the cord of semi- green wood I hauled back this trip. It is really dense and puts out much heat. I also have a huge 9ft. Pecan log I need to cut up to sample. This Pecan trunk is over 24" in diameter and only 41 years old. Pecan is in the Hickory family and is favored for BBQ.
Enjoy the photos