360 degree aerial panorama from 700 ft. above the beach in east Biloxi, MS after Hurricane Katrina. Although the new, larger hotels survived the hurricane, the casino barges were torn free and destroyed everything in their path.
Looking 5 blocks west down the beach you can see one of the smaller casino barges sitting on the lawn of the historic Tivoli Hotel (where I once worked!)
The two story motel section in front of the hotel was struck by the barge, completely leveling it and killing 8 people, and a 4 story chunk was knocked out of the front of the hotel.
The song Killer Katrina
heard in the Biloxi Casino Row aerial is by an old friend, songwriter Steve Townsend. Steve lives way out in the piney woods north of Long Beach, Mississippi and he "don't need no stinkin' computers" so if you want to contact him about his song or anything else you'll have to call 228-213-0355 or snail mail him at P.O. Box 302, Long Beach, MS 39560.
Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm
Helicopter: J. W. Fordham (318)547-4109