Hurricane Katrina Story

A Chicago friend from Laurel, MS sent this today.

Well, I just came back from Mississippi.  We made it through the hurricane but when we left we had no power, water, and phone.  We did not know how bad it was until we got to Tennessee and heard the news report.  Laurel is about 70 miles from Biloxi and we were
right in it.  We had a lot of trees and power lines down.  Lots of houses were destroyed by falling trees and it was really tough getting out of the area.  We were blessed.  My mom’s house lost a lot of shingles but no trees fell on it.  There was a 50 foot tree in the front yard that fell the opposite direction of the house. Praise the Lord.

I’ve been in Mississippi since August 5th to take care of my mother who had a stroke after her hip replacement in July.  She did not want to leave her home but I was able to convince her to come to Illinois at least until we get some power, water and phone communication.  They are saying it will take 2-3 weeks.  The stores and gas stations are closed.  Some people did not take this hurricane seriously and are suffering because the food and water supply is very low.  There is a curfew for 8:00pm to prevent looting.  When we left the temperature was 95 degrees outside but in the house it was over l05 degrees.  But the people are coming together to help each other but the situation is very tragic. 

Posted by Nuttshell on 08/31 at 04:44 PM in Personal

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