Hurricane Katrina Coverage in Calhoun County, Alabama! in Calhoun County Alabama!           Calhoun County, Alabama     Oct 07, 2005     Continuing Katrina Coverage is the internet voice of Calhoun County, Alabama. It is the website the world sees when it looks for news from our region on the internet. This section of is devoted to local news about Katrina relief. If you have news, pictures, or announcements regarding Katrina and Calhoun County we urge you to email us. Please advise your friends, colleagues, and local officials that is available as we  continue to dig out from the worst catastrophe in living memory. Help GC to help with news from the home front.

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From Press Reports:  
     Hurricane Katrina news was began at a time when there were many questions in the air here in Calhoun County, AL. Now it looks like one set of questions has been answered. Our role is not as great as we thought.
     A thousand volunteers, a very large company from Louisiana, a few FEMA folks, and a herd of local officials came together to prepare for throngs of refugees (evacuees) from down south, who, for the most part, never came.
     With somewhere between 1500 and 2000 emergency beds prepared, to date less than 100 have been needed. Will this number change? Who knows?
     Since those dark first days there has been a lot of progress down south. New Orleans got dry, then wet, and then dry again. Tents and trailers have been placed elsewhere, and the country as a whole absorbed the masses better than anyone ever expected.
     The best thing we can say here in Calhoun County is that we were ready. Times being what they are, we may need to be ready again some day. If so, then thank God for the dry run. If not, it has been a time to remember when the best of human nature played out here for all to see.
     Until then, the Katrina saga continues, albeit just below the radar. We'll be ready to report when and if necessary. The Katrina Archives remain onboard and active.      











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 benchmark.


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