Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Flooded Cars


Near Waveland, Ms

Many people parked their cars along this highway, because it's the highest point in town. It wasn't high enough. There were at least dozens of cars and trucks tossed and littered along a stretch of highway maybe three miles long. It was like the La Brea Tarpits for automobiles. Like I could imagine them struggling vainly to right themselves, to pull themselves out of the ditch and clean up, to await their owner's return.



16 comments:

Crack Head said...

It's the automobile graveyard...

click here to see hurricane pics said...

Dozens of cars are parked "away from the storm" meanwhile hundreds of people who needed transportation out of New Olreans didn't have any.

Cars are valued more than people?

Ironically, if the greedy car owners had loaned their car to a poor family who needed a ride out before the storm, not only would that family have been safe, the car would still be drivable in stead of flipped upside down in the ditch.

Selfishness destroys.

Proverbs 11:24-25 says, "One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed."

Adrienne said...

Hurrican pics, did you miss the captions that says "Near Waveland, MS?"
Speaking of selfishness, where are you and what did you do to help Katrina victims? What are you doing now?

R2K said...

Lol with the guilt trips... No one is obligated, nor should they feel guilty if they do not help.

Nice images, wonder when those cars will be claimed.

R2000

click here to see hurricane pics said...

Click on my name and goto our blog to see what we have been doing.
Adrienne,

I have delievered over 20 tons of relief supplies. I am helping deliver another semi load next week to Rita victims.

I have encouraged thousands of people to get involved.

Alex, We all have a duty to help our fellow man.

Proverbs 11:25 "A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed."

Proverbs 22:9 "A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor."

Heather said...

You make my blog suck...well my blog does suck, but nevertheless, thanks for sharing. You are giving a voice and picture of those so easily ignored right now. Your photos are fabulous and have a very personal touch to them.

Keep it up and I'll spread your word and images...
Heather

Heather said...

You make my blog suck...well my blog does suck, but nevertheless, thanks for sharing. You are giving a voice and picture of those so easily ignored right now. Your photos are fabulous and have a very personal touch to them.

Keep it up and I'll spread your word and images...
Heather

Anonymous said...

Hurricane pics, how is someone supposed to get a car to a complete stranger who lives in a different city and state, when there was about a 24-48 hour window to evacuate the coast? Hmmm?

If you want to question why more people didn't evacuate New Orleans, question why so many vehicles were flooded in NEW ORLEANS itself (and even in some of the poorer neighborhoods like the lower Ninth Ward), not Waveland. Waveland was pretty well evacuated. Thank goodness.

Kodijack said...

I really appreciate you sharing. And while our politics, and opinions, are different, I really applaud you taking the time to write so thoughtfully.

Andrea said...

very nice photo in your blog...

cya

ciao ciao

Anonymous said...

clayton,

i've been reading your blog since sleepybomb put a link @ his "wreckroom" blog, and i have been addicted to your anger/passion/sincerity/empathy, and my god, your sheer talent, in your writing, and especially your photographs.
what you are doing here is SO important, please don't stop.
your blog is a news outlet, one of the few that is showing the truth. keep it coming, people need to know this continues.
i hope your mom and brother are doing okay. i know they must feel so discombobulated in las vegas.
wishing all the best for your family.
and again, thanks.
do you have any idea how profoundly you are touching total strangers??

lori in texas

Cheng said...

I came to read your blog from Kevin Barbieux, the homeless guy, who said yours is the best about Katrina. One of my powerful Homeless Solutions is to set up a private Yahoo support group to support a homeless person or family. Yes, only ONE homeless person or family, and the rest group members are resourceful people with warm souls. Thru this cost effective communications, it will build up lots of synergy and help the person or family to move off homelessness.

Steve said...

Great pics Clayton, I'm put in mind of the "Road of death" from Desert Storm, where the Apache attack copters caught the Iraqi's retreating en-masse, and obliterated them. the pictures from that had the same sense of desolation, chaos and dread.

(PS, my guy with the truck is supposed to get back with me this coming week about coming to Pearlington)

...e... said...

these pics remind me of an artpiece from the 70's, upended car in the desert? you remember it? I gotta find a link...

...e... said...

here it is. life imitates:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_Ranch

Takashi Iwamoto said...

They are things very. The earth is crying.