I knew there was a lot of destruction in New Orleans after Katrina, but this week I learned there was a large area of the Gulf Coast that suffered destruction. We are in the Biloxi area, about 85 miles from New Orleans, and Katrina hit here hard too. The Habitat for Humanities people told us that Katrina caused damage from Texas to Alabama along the Gulf Coast.
One thing I thought about today while pounding nails was how powerful the storm must have been. The winds would have destroyed in seconds what it took 20 of us two days to build, multiply that by the radius of the hurricane force winds and it is mind boggling.
It made me realize how helpless man can be against Mother Nature.