These are pics taken during the hurricane (we stayed with Brandon's mom and stepdad out in Latimer....about 20 miles inland) and after the hurricane we drove to Chicago for a week. The damage is unbelievable - we weren't prepared for how bad everything was. I got various photo's online and I took a bunch of pics around Biloxi & D'Iberville. Also got these newest photos of the Palace and Casino Magic from Brynda Janashak. It's still worse when you see it all in person.
Date(s): August 29, 2005. Album by Steph Fayard. Photos by Steph & Brandon. 1 - 67 of 67 Total. 2427 Visits.
Despite the fact that I grew up in Alabama and only lived in Biloxi for about 6 years, I will always consider south Mississippi to be my home. If you visited the cost,and in particular ''Biloxi Beach Magic Golf,'' during any of the years 2000 to 2005, you may have met me at Magic Golf, since I was a park attendant during those years. I was fortunate enough to be one of the few full time employees at the park who was not family. I will never forget that park,the great people I worked for, and many of the thousands of customers I was priviliged to meet and serve during those years. Although it has been 10 years since my last day at MG and the destruction wrought by Katrina, I am still sadend by our loss,and to be truthfull, I do not believe we will ever feel at home again any where, like we did ,'' I and Sharon''on the Mississippi Gulf cost. Well enough of my sob story and thanks for the photos and the chance to comment ! - James, Fri, 24 Jul 2015 9:56PM
I live in Gautier (pronounced Go-Shay for those of you who aren't from around here.) I stayed through the storm and I know first hand the wrath of this hurricane. I had 25 family members to move away, having lost everything. I am the only one left from the family that stayed in Mississippi. I miss my family tremendously and have never known such loneliness. Please keep me in your prayers. - charmie, Tue, 21 Mar 2006 5:54PM
I lived in Biloxi i am in Tenn now. Glenn Doss is my Husband - Wanda Doss, Tue, 27 Dec 2005 9:34AM
good job steph.. im circulating your pics as much as I can.. take care - marlies, Mon, 14 Nov 2005 3:06PM
I HAVE A TWO VERY DEAR FRIENDS THAT LIVE THERE ELOUISE BALLARD AND JOT TERREL THAT MEAN SO MUCH TO ME MAY GOD BLESS THEM IN NEED OF TIME ALONG WIYH ALL THE PEOPLE THAT SUFFER GOD BLESS - SANDY BARRY, Thu, 3 Nov 2005 6:29AM
my dear friend is OK - bwolfe, Sat, 29 Oct 2005 7:00AM
WOW! I live in the Pass on Wolf River. Total destruction here too! - B. Weber, Fri, 28 Oct 2005 5:50PM
Thank you for the pictures. - Kirsten Koch, Mon, 24 Oct 2005 12:15PM
I have visited your beautiful city one a few occasions to visit Marlies and am saddened and sickened by the destruction. - cathy northrup, Sun, 23 Oct 2005 9:03PM
enlarge 67KB, 640x413 15 This is where the Palace Casino's SportZone barge ended up...over by 5th street; where our Human Resources bldg was.
enlarge 81KB, 640x437 16 St. Michaels church...gutted inside.
enlarge 74KB, 640x435 17 Arial shot of Casino Magic, next to St. Michaels church.
enlarge 97KB, 640x437 18 Arial shot of St. Michaels church, and beyond it, East Biloxi, washed away.
enlarge 45KB, 428x284 19 The Palace Casino... still in the same place but halfway in the water and the Sports Zone barge is completely gone.
enlarge 114KB, 600x450 20 Dennis Strong's house... he lived on the back bay in Biloxi, near the water.....
enlarge 41KB, 600x347 21 McDonalds sign in D'Iberville off of Cedar Lake Rd. Mangled!
enlarge 91KB, 600x450 22 My old apartments, Arbor View. They got water damage so bad, that they are now condemned. At least that's what we've heard.
enlarge 49KB, 870x283 23 Boomtown Biloxi... hard to see, but there is a huge gaping hole in the middle of it.
enlarge 77KB, 434x592 24 Casino Magic landed across the street next to St. Michaels church (which ironically survived Hurricane Camille too).
enlarge 64KB, 422x627 25 The Ocean Springs bridge...(The Palace and Casino Row in the background).
enlarge 65KB, 434x567 26 Hard Rock Casino barge completely destroyed. Beau Rivage behind it.
enlarge 93KB, 650x433 27 Grand Biloxi washed ashore next to the Tivoli Hotel on Hwy 90.
enlarge 73KB, 652x425 28 The President Casino washed ashore... this is right on Hwy 90 past Beauvoir.
enlarge 55KB, 652x498 29 Back Bay Biloxi, where Gollotte's Seafood used to be. Langley Point in the background. Completely under water.
enlarge 60KB, 649x430 30 Biloxi Beach... Souvenir shops (Sharkheads) are all wiped out.
enlarge 56KB, 611x393 31 Belle Fountain Beach Ocean Springs
enlarge 146KB, 870x664 32 I had heard that Phil Ault's house was completely gone....so I drove by to see. I couldn't believe it...it was leveled.
enlarge 109KB, 652x498 33 A road in Porteaux Bay in St. Martin.
enlarge 109KB, 652x498 34 A big screen TV that landed in the middle of a fairway at Southwind Golf course.
enlarge 99KB, 870x482 35 A house in Woolmarket.
enlarge 136KB, 870x664 36 I saw this house on the way to look at Renee Roberts house...it's half gone....
enlarge 167KB, 760x581 37 Another house along Pin Oak Drive in Woolmarket.
enlarge 147KB, 760x581 38 Pin Oak Drive Woolmarket
enlarge 172KB, 760x581 39 Renee's house in Woolmarket. I don't think they recovered anything. (BY THE WAY: SHE IS HAVING TWINS!!!!)
enlarge 72KB, 652x498 40 Old Fayards in D'Iberville...
enlarge 84KB, 652x498 41 3rd Avenue Silk- Screening and O.D.'s Package Store
enlarge 60KB, 652x498 42 Auto Zone in D'Iberville. It looked like a tornado went thru here.
enlarge 86KB, 651x432 43 The condo's along Hwy 90 in Biloxi are totally gone - this is right by St. Charles ave.
enlarge 73KB, 652x498 44 My old neighborhood (Brandon's too) - Windsor Hills in D'Iberville.
enlarge 86KB, 652x498 45 Another pic of Windsor Hills.
enlarge 83KB, 643x403 46 Bay St. Louis Historical District
enlarge 44KB, 434x621 47 Bay St. Louis bridge
enlarge 86KB, 529x595 48 A bridge in Pass Christian...
enlarge 58KB, 653x424 49 The Chevron Refinery in Pascagoula.
enlarge 102KB, 494x623 50 Gulfport in between Hwy 49 and Broad Ave. Cargo containers washed inland.
enlarge 73KB, 649x432 51 Long Beach
enlarge 45KB, 542x335 52 I downloaded this from a news site online. It looks like the Burger King on Hwy 49. (Email me if you know otherwise please.) Someone told me they thought this was taken in Pass Christian maybe???
enlarge 88KB, 434x633 53 Lower right hand corner of pic: USS Hurricane Camille still where it landed during Hurricane Camille.
enlarge 106KB, 870x541 54 McDonalds on Hwy 90 in Biloxi....gutted.
enlarge 80KB, 870x584 55 The Sports Pub... one of our hangouts to watch football and basketball.... destroyed.
enlarge 84KB, 870x523 56 O'Charlies on Hwy 90... in front of Edgewater Mall... GONE...
enlarge 121KB, 870x549 57 The President Casino, washed up down the beach.
enlarge 86KB, 870x583 58 Denny's & Texaco.. they were right next to Beauvoir. All of it is gone.
enlarge 91KB, 870x560 59 Treasure Bay Casino
enlarge 110KB, 870x505 60 Treasure Bay Hotel across the street from the casino.
enlarge 88KB, 870x509 61 Souvenir City, across Hwy 90 from Treasure Bay.
enlarge 92KB, 870x534 62 Souvenir Shops on Hwy 90.
enlarge 84KB, 870x507 63 Waneice helped me with this one... Waffle House was across from Studio 90 and Hunan's. Cuco's and Hooters were around there somewhere too.
enlarge 116KB, 870x594 64 Family Fun Zone... gone.
enlarge 92KB, 870x508 65 This was the Sharkheads Souvenir shop....Taylor used to say "Hi Sharkie" when we drove by....GONE.
enlarge 108KB, 866x455 66 Stairs to nowhere... not sure where this is.
enlarge 44KB, 411x349 67 A BP Station in Stockbridge, GA. charging an out- rageous $6 a gallon for gas....