Fifteen years ago, Katrina roared ashore and forever altered the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Record storm surge obliterated homes, businesses, casinos, hotels and lives. Since then, the Coast has come back stronger. Now it is being tested by Hurricane Sally — which is no Katrina but is a unique threat of its own. Will the new construction hold? I sure hope so.

We want to hear from you!

Central to our mission at Mississippi Today is inspiring civic engagement. We think critically about how we can foster healthy dialogue between people who think differently about government and politics. We believe that conversation — raw, earnest talking and listening to better understand each other — is vital to the future of Mississippi. We encourage you to engage with us and each other on our social media accounts, email our reporters directly or leave a comment for our editor by clicking the button below.

Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.