So Hurricane Katrina has destroyed Biloxi, MI, where my friend Maxx H. was being trained at Keesler Air Force Base.
I saw a picture in today's Portland Press Herald that showed this huge causeway that had each of it's sections destroyed.
It was probably 1/2 a mile from the base.
I am terrified and nervous. In just two days the effects of reductions in gasoline and oil production have shown their effect--2.73-3.19 are the price ranges I saw today, only 36 hours ago it was 2.55-2.60. We are screwed as a nation if we don't do something.
Building materials will be in short supply, food prices will soar insurance rates will climb, and America may fall because of it. How will people heat there homes in Maine this winter? How will we survive? I hope to God we act fast. This is bad news.
What are all these people going to do for the 4-6 months it is predicted that must pass before New Orleans will be enterable again? We must open up out homes and our wallets. I know its tough, money is already tight.
I've already pledged to give my bonus money to the Humanitarian Fund of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I've also decided to, when back at Emerson, create an Advertising campaign to encourage saving electricity to reduce the amount of fuel that we use to make it. Also, less energy used by the school can also translate to smaller increases in tuition.
That's what I am trying to do to help. And praying. Lots of praying.
Maxx, I'm worried about you my friend, I hope you are okay...
God, please bless America again.