It was hard to believe then and now, five years later it still seems surreal. A birds-eye view of Ivan’s destruction in Orange Beach showed the incredible power of the storm.
Entire condo buildings crumbled to the relentless wind and waves. Mile after mile of expensive real estate was destroyed. But, even as folks returned to these awful sights many seemed determined to move on.
” We’ll just dig out and rebuild,” an Orange Beach resident told us, ” You don’t have a choice. Everything we have is here and it’s just a mess.”