Saturday, September 03, 2005

Hurricane Refugees Coming

I just heard that up to 5,000 refugees from Mississippi and Louisiana are coming to Camp Gruber in Braggs, OK. WOW!

Our Girl Scout troop will be getting together some supplies to help out. I wonder if our Super Walmart will be able to support the influx of people trying to help out and buy supplies? I am just glad our area has room for them to come. I know Muskogee County will help them out in any way we can. Oklahomans are very generous and want to help our neighbors. Good thing we have a Georgia Pacific in our town. They can donate some toilet paper, napkins and paper towels hopefully. Whitlock Packaging may be able to donate some juice, and Griffins may step up with some donations too.

I don't get to watch much TV because of my schedule (and the fact we only have one tv with cable so the girls watch Disney Channel alot) so I haven't heard as much as others have about the hurricane, but looting?? How crazy is that? I hear that the looters aren't taking necessities, but tv's, radios, etc. THey don't even have electricity and they just steal for the sake of stealing? It is a sad sad state.

I pray that we are able to recover from this. Unfortunately I think the New Orleans that we knew is gone. How could they possibly rebuild on the same ground?? They were so far below sea level, I am surprised it had not flooded before now.

My FIL/MIL have been in Houston and there were a lot of refugees at the hotel they were staying at. It must have not been that great of a place because they said the people were kind of scary. My MILbrought up a good point that I had not thought of. Some of these people they were seeing were probably on drugs and hadn't had a fix in a while, and no money to buy anything, and no prospects to find anything. That explains a lot about some behavior. They left the hotel they were staying at and came home for a break. They said they don't even care if they don't have a place when they go back for more treatments. Must have been pretty bad for them to say that. They don't have anything bad to say about many things.

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