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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Gulfport Struggles Out Of The Rubble

Some of this is very good news. Portapotties are arriving, although the fuel situation remains a major block::
On Gerald Mays' street, some thugs even tried to carjack a man just to get his gas Saturday morning....

The Salvation Army is providing 30,000 meals per day for the hungry. On Saturday, 43 truckloads of ice arrived in Harrison County, as well as 62 truck loads of water and 15 truckloads of military Meals Ready to Eat (MREs).

By today, 2,500 portable toilets should by in place, according to Col. Joe Spraggins, Harrison County's civil defense director....

"Fuel in many ways is the most immediate, urgent issue," Gov. Haley Barbour said at a press briefing Friday.
A Kentucky water purification unit is going to provide potable water.
And this is a great story about an ex-Navy dental assistant running her own survival unit in a damaged apartment building.
When there was no water, "She broke into the exercise room and took water and gave it to the elderly people here, and the people with small children."

Efforts to patch roof damage to inhabited units and carry swimming pool water to flush the toilets all were led by Parks....

"They tell us 'I don't know how far I'll have to go, so if you can use it, you can have it,' " Davis said. Residents who are evacuating also have brought Davis their food.

It's all stacked in Parks' apartment and a cook-out with the chicken wings was planned on Friday night.

"We're sticking together," Davis said. "If somebody has something, everybody has something."...

Davis said supplies from the community have been hard to get because the distribution points are far away, if they can even find out where to go to begin with.
I bet when she tells someone to open wide she gets no backtalk. She is 24.

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