My sister just got a message, it said "your father has been a Hurricane Refugee staying in my home until this morning, Saturday, September 3rd. He is on his way to Florida, you should be hearing from him as soon as he is out of this area and can pick up cell phone reception.
The message also said "I do have some very urgent news that your father will want to have right away. We just got word this morning that his house along with several others on the same street (named neighbors) are still standing."
He went on to mention that it was confirmed information by a friend that stayed behind and did not evacuate, this friend had actually gone to Dads house to check on him, knocked on the door and has verified that the house is still standing and everything seemed to be intact!
This is incredibly good news. It's good news that he is on his way here ... good news that his house is still standing and good news that although he can certainly be considered a refugee, he is not one of the thousands in the photo above. What about them? Are we doing everything we can to make things better for them?
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BTW ... my pick for J-link du jour is from an AOL, Katrina News Blog called See the Photos You Took. It's difficult looking at the images of this storms aftermath but not a bad idea that AOL decided to post the photos from it's members there.