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I didn't post this in Current Events because most people here wont see it.

I have noticed for some time now that the politicians in the south have not made a public Thank You for the help they got in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina so I would like to start it for them.

To all those that helped in whatever way they could we thank you.
Especially the church groups and the Red Cross those little boxes of stuff really helped out. The church volunteers were amazing fixing roofs doing Sheetrock and cleaning yards!

I only have one thing to say to FEMA, What if this would have been an invasion? Please fix it!
 

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It has affected so many people. My heart goes out to those who were uprooted and/or lost everything, including loved ones.

My neighbor works for Bell Canada. He was down in Biloxi for months helping rebuild infrastructure. He said the devastation was was mind-blowing in scale.

It's not hard to imaging that folks from the gulf states have doubtlessly been too preoccupied with trying to rebuild. It is quite decent of you :thumbsup: to thank all the unknown individuals that have been helping out during your nightmare. Godspeed!

I enjoyed Louisiana when I visited several years ago. It's beginning to look like New Orleans will never be quite the same :sad: And those antebelum homes in Biloxi and ....
 

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I went to a food show yesterday at the coast coliseum in Biloxi and it's all been cleaned up now but saying that sounds likes it's been fixed far from it, it was mile after mile of slabs and land for sale by owner.
I lived there for 15 years and I actually got lost trying to find the hwy to the Interstate because there are no landmarks left.
 

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I kinda like how the residents that were in the stadium and other places ...participated in, and showed caring and responsibility with the "clean up" of their mess they made along with all the thousands of volunteers and paid contractors to show the appreciation for the help they received............(exception to the elderly and disabled)
 

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Godspeed to all that were effected!
 

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Greg,

What's it like down there now? Are things cleaned up or is there still a lot of debris laying around?
 

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Greg,

What's it like down there now? Are things cleaned up or is there still a lot of debris laying around?
I was wondering the samething?
 

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Greg,

What's it like down there now? Are things cleaned up or is there still a lot of debris laying around?
Mississippi is a parking lot with various slabs laying around for about the whole coast line miles inland but the casinos are rebuilding and none of the bridges have be replaced yet.
Sky scrapers are going up in place of allot of those homes.
But it's sad as you drive down the coast EVERY lot has a For Sale sign on it even the ones that had major business on them.

New Orleans has come back in the business sector but the homesssss no one wants to replace a house thats just going to get it again.

North of all the coast lines 100 miles have all been fixed except for the occasional place thats been abandoned because it's not worth fixing so for the most part it's back to normal. There is allot of construction work going on everywhere and materials are in a big demand.

One thing that's ironic is that a Hurricane with a black girls name on it hit's the main black city and wipes it out.
It also seems that most of the cities have moved north because housing developments are popping up way up here in the country something were not used to since the norm is a house every 40-80 acres or more and land values have quadrupled north of the coast lands.
 

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Thanks

Do you have a lot f land speculation going on? Maybe I'm wrong but aren't those lots fairly cheap, given that there's no house and there's a lot available? Seems ripe for such a thing.
 

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Sounds like a good place to open a waterpark---Aqua Disney or something like that.
There was a water park there but it got washed away too! even the pools were filled in with sand!

The land thing is ridiculous I thought the same thing at first but they want the price they would get with the house thats no longer there and/or the casinos are paying $250,000 a lot so they can move inland off of those boats.

Some of the washed out gas stations and such had signs on em saying make offer as is where is.

I think they have the wrong idea my place was wiped out also but I rebuilt since to replace the business was around a half years sales and another storm like that may not be back for 100 years (knock on wood!) it just makes sense to get back up and fast we were out for 6 months and then re opened with triple the business so we have already made up for the losses. I just don't see were all those folks feel there is no more money to be made when they were doing great before the storm it's like they just gave up.

So I'm sure there are lots of deals to be made I here you can buy a house in New Orleans for $30,000 gutted and had a $200,000 value before.
 
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