“God Help Us All!”: Photos From the Gulf Coast

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MoJo reporter MacMcClelland is back on the Gulf Coast reporting on the oil disaster. She’s tweeting and sending back photos from the road. Here are some visual highlights, read her full post here.

Another seafood shack shut down from the spill.

On the way back to Grand Isle, Louisiana. Residents painted this mural for Obama’s visit.

This roadside sculpture pretty well encapsulates local feelings.

Grand Isle graveyard: “In memory of all that is lost, courtesy of BP and our federal government.”

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