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Page which details what happened here locally when Katrina blew through.
Plus a chart with info about the other hurricanes to visit Calhoun County,
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|Today's Calhoun County AL Katrina News
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GC Katrina Coverage
From Press Reports:
Captivating Katrina news is a bit sparse, but GetCalhoun.com,
Calhoun County's voice on the Internet is hanging in there because
it's going to be a long haul for evacuees and their support net.
Crunch time for local evacuees staying at area hotels
is NOW. The one event that began last year with the renting of all
available rooms in the area, the Talladega car race, is upon us.
Local press reports say that some evacuees will actually remain in
their rooms because the management simply refuses to ask them to
leave. Further, at least one race team who customarily houses in a
particular hostelry, offered to make other arrangements if
necessary. Southern hospitality is alive and well in Calhoun
The saving of Calhoun County's housing efforts was that
to date, the flood of émigrés hasn't happened. At last report,
something like 5 people were staying in the Fort McClellan
barracks facilities which was rushed to completition with help
from a thousand volunteers, local contractors, city workers, and a
FEMA contracted company from Louisiana. A few more people are
located at the somewhat more motel-like Noble Training facility
which was opened without much fanfare a couple of weeks ago.
Recently, on the heels of the other hurricane of note,
Rita, 600 folks were expected, but that fell through. So...Calhoun
County, prepared, waits.
The good news, so far, is that the bad news, as bad as
it was, may not be as bad as we thought. Displaced residents from
down south are assimilating nationwide better than hoped. Slow (by
days) to start, Calhoun County, Alabama and the nation has really
poured it on sans Katrina. It's not a good situation for the
displaced, but it's better than it might have been, and looked to
be in those first dark hours.
Like to learn more about Ft. McClellan? We found this nifty
site... Nobody is taking credit for the website. The contact
addressees don't know who wrote it, but it's neat...anyway.
Coming to Ft. McClellan? Have friends staying there? Click this
link to learn more about it.
Regarding the daily gas history below... The low price for
gas at the Oxford I-20 exit
just before Katrina was $2.43 per gallon. The high price was an
overnight jump to $2.99 just after Katrina. Use this for a
|Continuing Hurricane Katrina/Calhoun County AL Public