Somehow, my sister-on-law got a phone call through to my home phone. She left us a voice mail letting us know that my mother-in-law and father-in-law both survived Hurricane Katrina but their home is a total loss. She didn’t mention how her home was but according to reports at the Sun Herald newspaper’s online site, the neighborhood has catastrophic damage. So it’s a logical assumption that her home is gone. However they are physically safe.
Due to Sprint’s regional long distance hub being located in New Orleans I am unable to make any long distance calls from my home here in Tallahassee. Also the TV station I work for also uses Sprint lines not only for phones but also for Internet so no one can call long distance at work and we don’t have Internet capabilities until Sprint fixes things which estimates range from weeks to months.
WLOX also has a lot of info online concerning Gulfport, Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coastal region.