I know what you are talking about, as I have family in Buloxi and my husband drove down there with our nephew to see about them shortly after the
storm. He said it looked like there had been a nuclear attack and that there was hardly anything left. He brought some of the family back with him.
But for the most part they were the lucky ones they lived in an area that was slightly a bit higher than other areas and also had a huge complex of
some sort in front of them that caught the brunt of the winds and still stood through it all, he said he thought it was damaged beyond repair. There
was some minor damage to their homes. But that was hardly the story for most people. Hubby said everything around them was destroyed.
Hubby saw a lot of things on that trip, one he talked to truck drivers who were sitting outside the cities and not allowed to go in with supplies like
water and ice and food, they had been sitting there for somewheres around twelve hours with their trucks running to keep stuff cool and waiting for
permission to go in. They were all very frustrated.
The family told the story of a young man that one of the daughters worked with, she was worried about him and found him at their place of employment,
or rather what was left of it, homeless due to the storm, and so she brought him home with her.
He said he had been asleep in his apartment and got washed out of it through the window and managed to grab onto a tree and cllimb into it and hang on
for dear life, a boat with other people in it came through, during the storm, and he got in the boat and stayed in it until the storm was over and
eventually made his way back to the only place he knew that was still standing.
I think though the reason New Orleans is getting so much attention is because of the way the government did not respond to them for so long, I saw
people on an alternative news channel I watch say that they had not received any help at all for weeks, the news crew was with a private group handing
out stuff and the people said that this was the only people they had seen in their neighborhood offering any help.
Also because the hurricane could not have been stopped, but the lack of response in New Orleans probably caused many to die and that could have been
Here is a link to a Greg Palast video about it. There are a lot of info in this video that most people don't know. Palast is the best investigative
journalist out there.