Friday, October 21, 2005

Holly Beach, La. is gone

(Left) A truck remains damaged and abandoned near the Holly Beach water tower in Holly Beach, La. on Friday, Oct. 21, 2005. Holly Beach was completely destroyed by storm surge and winds during Hurricane Rita.

(Below) A Pontiac Sunbird remains trapped in sand and other debris in Holly Beach, La.

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

(Above) A tractor remains damaged and trapped in the sand.

(Below) A recreational trailer remains overturned and trapped in several feet of sand and a puddle of toxic soup.

Trucks remain damaged and trapped along with other heavy items.

(Right) A power company truck travels down a damaged section of Highway 82 in Holly Beach, La. Receding waters washed away the earth below the inland side of the road.

(Below) Southern Electric Company crews string power lines near Holly Beach, La.

Although some don't plan to return to Holly Beach others are already willing to buy more land in Holly Beach, La.

For additional coverage, please see Hurricane Rita's toll on SW Louisiana or Mark's Hurricane Rita visual timeline.

1 comment:

Bryon Houlgrave said...

Wow ... that's about all I can say. This scene seems so scripted for Hollywood. Very touching images.