August 29th, 2005 hundreds of thousands of people literally ran for their lives as Hurricane Katrina hit South Mississippi. The storm of storms took many lives. Took so many homes.Businesses were wiped out. Harbors taken off the map. There was no power, no water, many roads were impassable.
Then on August 30th, 2005 the people of South Mississippi started the long hard struggle to return life to normal. People began to put their lives back together. They built new homes. Businesses rebuilt. The harbors were rebuilt and filled with boats.
In so many ways, South Mississippi has emerged stronger than before. Yes, eight years later, we will never forget. You can still look around and still see evidence of the storm. But the evidence of the resurgence of the Mississippi spirit through all the rebuilding and growth now far outweighs the devastation of that day eight years ago.
What we see when we look back at Katrina eight years later is a terrible event that broke so many hearts, but did not break the spirit of the people of South Mississippi.
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