I don't think I had fully grasped the concept of Katrina until I heard that they were marking houses with a red masking tape "X" if there were dead people inside. It's like something out of a horror story. Very Dark Mark. I hate to relate this travesty to Harry Potter, though.
I'm very thankful to be alive.
VISTA members are going to be temporarily released from service to help with aiding the red cross. I'll likely be in Alabama the weekend of the 16th.