Hurricane Katrina Coverage in Calhoun County, Alabama! in Calhoun County Alabama!           Calhoun County, Alabama     Sept 28, 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:  
     Captivating Katrina news is a bit sparse, but, 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 County, AL.
     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 benchmark.


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