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Still here, though having network trouble - MtnVwPilot

Sep. 29th, 2005 03:39 pm Still here, though having network trouble

Sorry for no updates for a couple of days. I'm still here, and still fine, though we've been having network problems that have prevented me from posting updates. The net is up at the moment, so I'm just going to try to get a quick note in here in case it goes down again. More details later, if I get a chance.

I'm seeing some amazing things down here; some amazingly good (how many volunteers and professionals there are down here to help), some amazingly bad (the level of simple destruction in some areas, particularly close to the shoreline). Everybody seems to have a roof over their heads (though it may be only a blue tarp), and everybody is getting enough to eat, and everybody has access to water, ice, and basic medical care; in fact, many folks here probably have better access to medical care at the moment than they did before the disaster, or will in the future, which is really sad.

Anyway, I've got to run another of our volunteers to the airport over in Gulfport, 15 miles away or so. He's a Canadian guy named Rob McKeever, he's been here for 3 weeks, and he's headed home for some very well earned rest.

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