Monday, August 29, 2005

2:52 p.m. CDT
The dispatch is telling everyone to watch out. Mississippi Power is not generating power right now, but high levels of electricity are resident in the line in something called "backfeed."
There are also reports of gas leaks near downed power lines. Someone just reported in yelling about needing to sift through the debris and there have been several calls of "signal 25,"meaning dead bodies. Someone just called asking if a rescue team was needed.
It sounds pretty bad out there.
If you are reading this outside of the coastal counties of Mississippi and are considering coming back, just hold on. They probably won't let you through.
Mark, the Reuters photog who camped out last night, just came back from a scouting mission.
He said there is no city of Gulfport anymore.

33 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heheehh MSNBC think you guys are "two guys too dumb to get out of the way"
OUCH that must hurt!

Be safe... and Dry..

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys. I'm up here in Montgomery, AL and I saw your blog fatured on MSNBC. Thank you so much for keeping it updated on what's going on. We have no communication with our friends and loved ones down on the coast. The little bit we know came from early in the morning before the worst of the storm came through. We have heard numerous reports of damage at Memorial Hospital, which is where my dad is working as a RN there. We are extremely worried about him because of the things we have heard were bad, but we don't know if they are true. We can't get in touch with anyone. Not even the sheriff's department just to see if all of the employees at MHG are safe. If you know anything at all, will you please let me know. Again, thanks for keeping us informed.
Melissa

1:26 PM  
Blogger ReddingDream said...

where is it on MSNBC???

1:28 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

they shared the url to your blog on cnn so i ran onto it that way. i'm at a lost for words with what's happened. not to memtion i'm worried about my best friend.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the link to the BLOG list and other sites on MSNBC. and thanks guys, it is great to hear what's happening and we are all glad you are safe.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6409077/

1:34 PM  
Blogger janeblow1222 said...

Seems sorta inappropriate to add this now after your last post and the dire circumstances it sounds like you guys are in but on CNN I wanted to let you know (since you guys may never see the spot) that they actually showed a picture of the site and at the time they captured the site in that picture it was showing the picture of Mike sleeping at his desk....

just wanted to add that so you'd guys know what it looked like when they showed it. BUT again...stay SAFE and Im so sorry for your loss of your beautiful town. I'll be praying for a speedy recovery situation for you all.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The picture of Mark mooning Katrina is now floating around the Iowa State University network. Great site!

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Is the comment about Gulfport an exaggeration or is this Reuters photog telling like it is?

I have friends and family in Gulfport, Biloxi and Ocean Springs and I am really hoping the damage isn't as bad as Camille. I am desperate to see photos of the damage anywhere but all the photos I can find are from NOLA and the dang Superdome. When are the photos going to come in from Biloxi and Gulfport? Is it too bad for the photogs to even get around?

1:50 PM  
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1:52 PM  
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1:53 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Thank you for keeping this updated. My brother-in-law and his family are with the Navy and stationed in Biloxi, although they evacuated to Pensacola, we haven't heard from them early this AM, but not since. Keep safe and us informed.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi...be safe, guys. - Serena

1:59 PM  
Blogger Turbokitty said...

Great site guys, we all appreciate the updates and hope that you are safe and that those in your community find shelter and recovery soon.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Libby said...

Don't do anything crazy, guys...at least wear a hat if you go outside.

(Jesus H., I'm starting to sound like my mother.)

Keep dry!!

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

Hey guys, if your bored, come up to Idaho for a beer, its on me. :)Sorry, that was uncalled for. Hope your all ok down there, been trailing the news all day praying for you.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous rachel l. said...

my dear boys -
i'm probably the only person in america who wishes to goodness that she were in biloxi right now. my heart hurts...
tell me your homes are intact, that the roads are passable, that the airport in gulfport or mobile or new orleans might have been spared... tell me that i can get there somehow!
missing you.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Erik German said...

Hey you guys are fricking-gonzo guerilla-journalist heroes. I'm proud as hell I know you and I wish like crazy I was there to cover it with you. Please don't get hurt.

4:13 PM  
Blogger wings said...

watch out guys. We don't want you guys ending up as "signal 25"'s

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Angela Hardison said...

Can anyone tell me what 23rd Avenue just beyond the r/r tracks looks like...and 19th Avenue. My family is there and I am trying to see if they are okay.

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Protect yourself if you go out near flood water. It is filled with disease and poisons and other dangers. Protect your feet and hands and faces. Keep safe and keep us informed, we need you!

1:08 PM  
Anonymous gingerjake said...

One person has reported surviving in the Broadmoor neighborhood. No further info.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DOes anyone know anything about Bay St Louis? Any pictures?

1:16 PM  
Blogger Rujon Morrison said...

Atlanta here,
Trying desperately to locate my neice who was staying on 1630 Courthouse Road, near Cahill Drive in Bayou View. This is north of the railroad tracks.

Also, mother lived at Summerfield Place apartments on Pass Road by Cowan Road. Does anyone know what has happened to these?

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need info. on Bay St Louis. I am looking for my Aunt and Uncle, Vonnie & Joe Williams who live at 109 Ulman in Bay St. Louis(about 1 block from the water). Any information would be greatly appreciated! email me at julie.eugenio@fiserv.com

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BAY ST LOUIS, WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ANY INFO ON THE ALICE MOSELEY MUSEUM. THANKS,MOKJBK@AOL.COM

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This seems off topic but here goes...Does anyone know what happened to Harvey Jackson? He was interviewed after he was rescued, he had lost his wife and was very upset. CNN ran his interview many times. I am so worried about this man. I began to cry when I saw him describe having to let go of his wifes hand. I'm not sure what town he was in, I just know that he stands out in my mind as an example of the dire straits of the situation. Please if anyone has heard anything about this man...did they find his wife, are he and his children/grandchildren safe, anything...please post. I plan to write CNN in the morning about this also. I wish I could help. Harvey Jackson is one of many. Prayers please to whatever diety, hopes, thoughts are so needed now. Any news is appreciated. By the way, good job guys-stay safe. MB in NC

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