Bay Saint Louis
This page contains aerial photos of Bay Saint Louis and Waveland, MS, taken a
few days after Hurricane Katrina. I copied these photos from this site:
http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/psds/Katrina/wavelandbsl/ -- as of
18 August 2007, the site is no longer in service..
This site has aerial photos of Katrina's destruction from Dauphin Island, AL,
to Waveland-Bay Saint Louis, MS --
Here is a link to aerial photos of Waveland-Bay Saint Louis, MS:
Here is a link to aerial photos of Pass Christian, MS:
Saint Stanislaus College -- 150-year-old Catholic boys' prep school --
prestigious school, some of the students were 7th generation of their family to
attend St. Stan's. Buildings, while still standing, were gutted by
the storm surge.
Waveland, MS; Sarah's Lane pointed out by the red arrow.
Not a single building standing south of the railroad tracks (railroad runs
left-to-right across center of photo).
Bay Saint Louis, MS. Intersection of Beach Blvd. and
Washington Ave -- Big E (snow cones, soda, snacks) and the bicycle rental shop
Waveland -- not certain which streets are shown here.
Note in these aerial photos that lots close to the beach appear
clean, with no debris. Katrina's storm surge was a wall of water 20 - 35
feet high moving at 80-100 MPH. When the surge came ashore, it swept clean
the first few lots along the beach. As the wave moved inland, it slowed
down and debris began to drop and collect in great piles. Look closely at
the photo above -- note the trees uprooted and note the debris piles that start
about 300 yards in from the beach. The debris pile is the tan stuff that's
across the photo -- lumber, shingles, doors, windows, furniture, cars, clothes
-- houses and everything in them. The square and rectangular white objects
are foundations and concrete slabs on which houses were built.
Waveland - Bay Saint Louis, above Casino Magic.
Bay Saint Louis -- Highway 90 bridge, looking north toward BSL Yacht Club