Thursday, September 01, 2005

Hurricane Katrina and my family

My blogging will be light for awhile, we have 5 family members staying with us and the computer has become the most valuable source of information for them.

My family has been very fortunate. Everyone seemed to know someone they could flee to. At this time we only have an uncle we haven't been able to account for. His children all mostly live in Pensacola, and since last year's hurricanes getting phone numbers and addresses in that area has become difficult.

As for their way of life, for most it has been totally destroyed. My niece and her husband have been offered jobs with Spring ISD near Houston. They are trying to determine their contractual duties with their schools in Gretna (if the schools even exist). Others have no idea what they will do.

Texas schools are opening their doors to refugee children.


Jenny D. said...

Wow. Mike, our thoughts are with you and your family. And good luck with the refugee students.

"Ms. Cornelius" said...


Email me with any things you need and I will try to get something to you for people at the Astrodome or whatever.

We are getting refugee students, too, and we are much farther away than you are.

Our prayers are with everyone affected by this, including you and your family.