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Book tells Katrina stories from Bay St. Louis


By David Elliott – bio | email

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - Like so many people around South Mississippi, Ellis Anderson of Bay St. Louis has vivid memories of hurricane Katrina.

"I stayed in Bay St. Louis and during the aftermath. I've never experienced anything like it. I was terrified when the storm surge came in," Anderson said.

Right after the storm, Ellis Anderson started taking photographs around Bay St. Louis and writing a journal. She posted her stories online.

Anderson then decided to put all of the information into a new book titled Under Surge, Under Siege. The book is divided into two sections.

"Under Surge is the storm and the first 10 days afterward. Under Siege follows the community through struggles and bizarre everyday life over a three year period."

Anderson said the book is more then a literary work chronicling the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, it's a story about people, courage and recovery.

"People jumped in and risked their lives to help each other. I didn't know people could behave so beautifully."

Profound stories about Hurricane Katrina and the city of Bay St. Louis can be found in Ellis Anderson's new book Under Surge, Under Siege

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