We’ve headed into the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi… and the beginning of the Hurricane Katrina devastation area… Our first stop was Pascagoula, which was hit extremely hard. For a half mile in from the coast, it looked like a war zone. Tom Caffrey, a life-long resident of Pascagoula, gave us a tour. Winds at 145 mph, a tremendous swell of water and “renegade waves” of up to 27 ft. tore houses literally apart. All that was left of many was: a concrete slab. Tom pointed to a knoll on the point here with one of those concrete slabs. “They said that house was ‘hurricane proof,'” he said. Five months later, debris (and FEMA trailers) are everywhere. Help has been everywhere as well. Tom said he was particularly moved by all the church groups, and others, who came here from across the country to clear property and help to begin to rebuild. Note: After the tour, I was interviewed on Channel 7 News here. I mentioned to the station manager before the interview that there was just no way the news media in general could relay the absolute breadth of devastation that happened here.