Katrina has been a large presence in our house this week. Lori's stepmom was fortunately staying with us when Katrina hit. Her home is in Bay St. Louis - directly in the path of destruction. She has no idea if she has a home or a livelihood waiting for her, or when she can return to find out. Worse, her husband toughed it out a few miles inland in Waveland, also in the path of destruction, and she hasn't heard from him. Of course nobody can call or email along the Gulf coast, so we hope he's okay.

The depressing television has been on constantly in hopes of clues. She did see a friend and neighbor of hers on CNN. She used to own a beautiful bed-and-breakfast, now destroyed. She hung onto a tree for hours with her dog until she was rescued. She was extremely lucky. Let's hope for more extreme luck on the coast of Mississippi and beyond.

August 31, 2005 at 05:39 AM in Current Affairs | Permalink


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I can't imagine how she must feel.

Posted by: starfire at Aug 31, 2005 5:53:31 PM

Any updates?

Posted by: starfire at Sep 1, 2005 4:45:39 PM

nope... we're sort of assuming he's okay because he was a few miles inland, but no word yet.

Posted by: Chuck at Sep 1, 2005 5:18:01 PM

Mine and Amy's thoughts are with you guys. Hope everything turns out for the best.

Posted by: Tim at Sep 1, 2005 6:45:25 PM

Every morning I've been waking up and immediately looking for updates on the situation (reading online, I don't think I could handle watching video of it) and I just can't believe how badly the situation is deteriorating...and how no real help has gotten to these poor people yet.

Posted by: Sharyn at Sep 2, 2005 7:35:29 AM

Great news! My ex-step-Mom's husband Andrew is ok! We think their house is too, it was downwind from a brick church. It's most likely damaged, but still standing. What a relief, although I still think of all those people in the Hell that New Orleans has become.

Posted by: Lorika at Sep 2, 2005 3:50:06 PM


Posted by: Chuck at Sep 2, 2005 3:53:34 PM

Jonathan's sister + family is ok too

Posted by: Chuck at Sep 2, 2005 3:55:06 PM