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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Katrina Reminds Us - It's Mother Nature's World, We Just Live Here

I'm absolutely sick watching and reading the news out my home state of Mississippi. I've been unable to reach my family in Mendenhall and D'Lo, or friends in Jackson.

The Gulf Coast has been almost completly destroyed. Beauvoir, the final home of Jefferson Davis was blown apart. The absolutely HUGE casino barges were picked up and tossed inland like trailers. The picutre below is the President Casino - thrown across a four lane highway on top of a Holiday Inn, which it crushed.

New Orleans, a city I absolutely love, will probably never be the same.

I'm just praying that friends and family weathered the storm.

***** UPDATE *****

Thank God! I was able to get through to a good friend in Jackson. They're all okay - no power of course - which means no A/C! - and they just got the phones back. Katrina was a category 2 when it reached Jackson - sustained winds! Believe me, that is unusual and incredible.

Just to show how powerful Katrina was - here are some pictures from my hometown of Jackson, MS which is about 170 miles from Biloxi down on the coast.

*****UPDATE 7:49 PM 08/30/2005*****

I still can't get through to my relatives in south central Mississippi. My friend Anne in Jackson also can't reach her family in Tylertown - which is even further south. WORRIED HERE!


littleimpaired 8/31/2005 09:30:00 AM  

i, too, am concerned about relatives in tylertown, mississippi. i have called everyone i know to try and get information. if anyone knows anything, could they please get in touch with me? i am just sick at heart with grief and worry.

Kevin 8/31/2005 10:04:00 AM  

I'd be glad to pass on any info I find out. You can email me at cyberkevinblogs@msn.com. I'll be calling my friend in Jackson later today to see if she's been able to contact her family in Tylertown.

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