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GC Katrina Coverage
From Press Reports:
Calhoun County located in northeast Alabama is a key resource
center for Katrina evacuees. Like the rest of the country, it's
trying to find its way...
It's expected that 1000 or more evacuees will
eventually take up residence in our area. Local officials, never
schooled in massive relief aid grind against the machinations of
the Federal Government, similarly challenged with a situation they
thought they were prepared for, but weren't. The good news is that
everyone will do better next time. The bad news is that in the
very very short run, (Measured in days or weeks) things remain a
We just learned that a group tour of evacuees was
conducted yesterday of the barracks facilities at Fort
McClellan...with mixed results. Even with improvements, they are,
after all, barracks. The facility is said to be ready today for
folks to move in.
Area churches are really firing up to help too. An
unnamed set of churches just formed a task force with the plan to
help with communications between the evacuees and the myriad of
government and charitable organizations that are straining to be
of assistance. The problem, at the start, is communication. This
is to be expected, but will be worked out over time, and not much
time at that.
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