Katrina, the most horrendous hurricane to strike the Gulf Coast affected lives, communities, and business, everything in its path. The impact of the hurricane was strongest on Monday August 29, 2005 when it came ashore at Bay St. Louis, MS. The enormous eye of the storm actually struck several communities including Waveland and Pass Christian. Gulfport and Biloxi suffered the effect of the tremendous winds surrounding the eye. Both the preparation for and the aftermath of the storm produced widespread disruption to lives and activities throughout a large part of the Gulf Coast region.