On the Road- Following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 6:28 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 13, 2008

Posted at 2:45 PM

We stopped in Canton, Mississippi to grab some food before we got into Jackson. The lines for the gas pumps were at least half a mile long, and the waitress told us they had been that long since at least 9:30 this morning. I wandered over to the gas station next door while Erin ate and Meghan took pictures, and started talking to a group of men from Poplar Bluff, in southeast Missouri, who are headed to Slidell, La., to help clear out debris. The ended up inviting us to go along (I hadn't even gotten the chance to ask yet!), so we are headed out of Canton in about 5 minutes and following them there. They say they have permission/clearance to get into the city, so we are hoping that will carry over to us as well.

Unsure of next update on here, as we are at the mercy of the team we are following now. But next time I post I will be sure to get some pictures on here. Still no outgoing calls from our phone, as cell service is rather sketchy in the area. I'm just thankful we have a place to go- and a decent chance of actually getting into an area that has been affected by Katrina.

(Slidell is northeast of New Orleans, in case you don't have your atlas in front of you.)

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