Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Surviving the storm, by hook or by crook - washingtonpost.com Highlights - MSNBC.com

Well finall we hear about Mississippi

Surviving the storm, by hook or by crook - washingtonpost.com Highlights - MSNBC.com: "Hurricane Katrina has transformed Mississippi's mayors into car thieves, and senators into blockade runners. Isolated by the initial hit of the storm and failed by the slow federal response, citizens have fended for themselves in some original and not entirely legal ways. Brent Warr, the Republican mayor of Gulfport, even ordered his police chief to hot-wire a truck.

'When you send your law enforcement out to steal things, that's when you know you're in a different situation,' Warr says."