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Days of Hurricane Ivan

Hurricane Ivan on 13 Sept 2004

Hurricane Ivan on 13 Sept 2004

I’ve written extensively about the life-changing event that was Hurricane Katrina. However, I haven’t written about another hurricane which had almost as much of an impact. That would be Ivan, which made landfall on the US Gulf Coast early on the morning of September 16, 2004, one year prior to Katrina. Although my home and the community of Gautier, Mississippi, was not directly impacted Ivan had deeply personal consequences.

As the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Ivan’s landfall approaches I’ve decided it’s time to share my story. Continue reading

Katrina Aftermath from the Front Lines – How To Help

Satellite Photo - Hurricane Katrina

Satellite Photo – Hurricane Katrina

Editor’s Note: This diary was first published on Daily Kos as Katrina Aftermath from the Front Lines – How To Help on Thursday, Sep 22, 2005, in response to the many Dkossians asking how they could help and what was needed down here. I am republishing it here as I think it gives some great insight as to the conditions here at that point in time.

I have online access again today, so I can catch up on real news and do some posts! Many people have asked how to help (in comments to my previous posts) I have spent some of my time these past few days researching relief efforts here. Continue reading