Originally called Jazzland until Six Flags took over in 2002. In 2005 hurricane Katrina unleashed all her destructive fury on the Gulf coast. Following the collapse of the levee’s in the 9th ward and the over flow from lake Pontchartrain the park sat submerged in 4-7 ft of brackish, corrosive water for over a month. 80% of all building were considered destroyed and what was left was unsafe and unrecoverable. What’s left of the abandoned park provides us with a surreal and haunting image.
A Hurricane in the Gulf (Sept 28 1998) IMAGE CREDIT: SeaWiFS Satellite, NASA Last Friday, Hurricane Georges was photographed from space entering the Gulf of Mexico. Immense storm system, larger than most states. Starting as a slight pressure difference, hurricanes grow into large spiraling storm systems of low pressure, complete with high winds and driving rain.
Hurricane Katrina was the costliest natural disaster and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. Katrina caused severe destruction along the Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas, much of it due to the storm surge and levee failure. Over fifty breaches in New Orleans’s hurricane surge protection alone…
The Grip of the Rip(current). Rip current safety information: NOAA
These Are the Best Brunch Spots in Every Southern State
Louisiana - These Are the Best Brunch Spots in Every Southern State - Southernliving. If you’re looking for an elevated Sunday brunch experience, Restaurant R’evolution in New Orleans delivers just that. Dress to impress at this glamorous French Quarter establishment, where you’ll feast on local staples like the Gulf Fish and Grits. Pair it with a specialty cocktail, such as the Hurricane Able for the complete brunch experience. Dining in style doesn’t come cheap in New Orleans, so prepare…
S.S. Hurricane Camille tugboat - Gulfport Mississippi. Washed ashore by Hurricane Camille in 1969 and had a gift shop built next to it. But Katrina came and demolished the gift shop and man demolished the S.S. Hurricane Camille in 2008. So sad.
10 Years Since Katrina: The Climate Connection is Clear (Op-Ed)
Hurricane Camille, 1969 August 1969 Significance:$1.4 billion in damages nationwide s Camille moved from the Gulf inland over the Appalachians, she unleashed a series of flash floods before entering the Atlantic on August 20. In Virginia alone, the storms swept away more than 100 bridges and left only one highway intact. The James River in central Virginia, as the meeting point of several tributaries, experienced severe flooding that devastated the nearby community of Richmond.
surfing in a hurricane - jimmy buffet (my video).True story! Jimmy Tried to surf on the Gulf Coast when there were hurricane force winds. And I read about in his book,A Pirate Looks At Fifty.