Friday, August 17, 2007

Pearlington - August 2007

Not quite two years post Katrina, Pearlington, Mississippi is beginning to feel the effects of recovery. Hard hit by the storm, this small town sat stunned by the storm for almost a year due to the fact that it is an unincorporated community. As such, there is no government to advocate for these citizens. Thanks to the thousands of volunteers, Pearlington is coming alive again.

Last week, my husband and I drove through parts of Pearlington to record her come back.
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The Recovery Center is still open





Utility lines are being reworked and strengthened




New homes are being built



But there is still a lot of cleanup to be done.

A few miles south of Pearlington on Hwy 90 is the White Kitchen Preserve.


Named after a restaurant famous decades ago
this sign is all that's
left.


The preserve took a beating from the storm, but it retained some of its beauty as shown from this picture, taken from Hwy. 190.


A few miles down the road we spotted this Katrina-era sign which reflects the feelings felt by those that wanted to deter the scumbag looters.

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