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Eyes on Katrina

A South Mississippi hurricane journal

Friday, September 02, 2005

Downtown Gulfport eyewitness 

Sun Herald interim sports editor Doug Barber walked around parts of downtown Gulfport this afternoon. He's a deacon at First Presbyterian, so he wanted to see his church with his own eyes: Venerable First Presbyterian Church, located off Highway 90, still has its brick walls, its steeple and the pipes in its organ. The rest of the church is gutted, though, by storm surge. Just two blocks north on 24th Avenue, the First United Methodist Church still stands with its painted glass windows intact. A sign invited people to worship Sunday, which I presume is this Sunday.

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