Katrina Timeline – The Evacuation

The following three posts compose a timeline of the days leading up to the Hurricane Katrina evacuation through the Sunday after the storm. I wanted to put down a brief record of these 10 days that changed my life forever. Katrina is always with me and always will be. In these lists, my focus is on the events and sequence rather than exact times. These … Continue reading Katrina Timeline – The Evacuation

Katrina Timeline – The Perfect Storm

Monday, Aug. 29, 2005 – a day that will live in infamy. I got up early that morning and was glued to the TV – flipping between CNN, MSNBC and FoxNews. I was also monitoring the internet. I found a few New Orleans post-storm photos there. The storm hit at the mouth of the Pearl River near Pearlington, Miss. It sounded really bad for the … Continue reading Katrina Timeline – The Perfect Storm

Katrina Timeline – The Aftermath

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005 Early Wednesday, Kimberly’s Dad (Paul Oglesbee Jr.) and her older brother (Paul III) went to Meridian to buy supplies to patch the roof. I called the NOBTS North Georgia Campus to reserve a hotel room. Liz Stewart (NOBTS Student Life Director at the time) answered and made the reservation. I worked hard all morning to help patch the roof. After we … Continue reading Katrina Timeline – The Aftermath