"Doctor: My Eyes Have Seen the Tears...."
I have just now received an email from John Chickering, a great friend of Pearlington and someone whose involvement has wrought miracles there, that the Associated Press is quoting remarks made by Greg Flynn of MEMA - Mississippi Emergency Management Agency - include the following:
"Flynn said 100 homes flooded in Pearlington, a town near the Louisiana border that was entirely submerged during Katrina because it was so close to the Gulf of Mexico and the river and also sat directly under the eye of the storm."
The full story is located here: http://www.wlox.com/Global/story.asp?s=8932513
Additionally, I have spoken with the great and only Paula Buhr in Texas. Paula was one of the very first on the scene in Pearlington after Katrina and is watching the situation very closely. After Katrina, Paula spearheaded the emergency Clinic in Pearlington and it was Paula who handed off the Pearl*Mart to me in early September 2005. Tom Dalessandri from The Pearlington Project and Mountains to Mississippi also rode out the storm down south and will soon be back on the scene. Pearlington will be much the better for it when he does.
I'll keep you posted....
Update: 9:05 p.m. EDT - Gara Gillentine, a C.O.D.R.A. member from Oxford, MS sends this:
"You can also get live streaming continuous coverage online if you have windows media player -- check out Biloxi's tv online at www.wlox.com. I watched it last evening & most of today. Lots of images, live reports, statistics, etc. Praying for Pearlington."