Monday, February 18, 2013

Tornado coming down Hardy Street on Sunday, Feb 10, 2013


Most of the old oak trees in front of USM are gone. In parts of the city, the view of the landscape has been drastically altered.

This is a picture of the USM alumni house that sits/sat at the corner of Hardy and 49.

This is how lots of houses we are working on look.

What is left of Westminster Church, one of my favorite buildings in town.

Another shot of housing damage.

Special K with a wheelbarrow full of debris.

In areas of town from Oak Grove through Hattiesburg and into Petal the damage is as bad as you could imagine.  If you are reticent to believe in miracles, you should stand in some of these spots and wonder how not one single person was killed.

A special thanks to CBA, CBF, and other volunteers we have worked with over the last week.  I met and worked with folks from Pennsylvania, Michigan, Alabama, and Arkansas.  There are countless others here in H'burg helping from all over the country.  Thank you for your support and your help.