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Because you have no mental picture of hurricane damage.

18 Sep

When Al Figueroa drove into Gulfport, Miss., in late August 2005, he was expecting to see storm damage. Instead, he saw what looked to him like the aftermath of a nuclear explosion.

“My first impression, honestly? I said, “This reminds me of Hiroshima,’ ” said the 48-year-old Howell dad. “There was not a leaf on a tree. It looked like a bomb went off. The stench in the air . . . it was almost hard to breathe.”

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