Thanks to Wendy, Pnut, Phil and mom for the kind words regarding my family's ordeal with this hurricane. As of 8:00pm CST my mom, dad and grandmother are in Ft Walton Fl. They will be heading South. I talked to a cousins wife who left and is in Birmingham Alabama now. Her husband (my cousin) and my biological dad stayed in her house. They are already drinking and are going to ride it out. At least she was smart enough to take her son and leave. They are showing Biloxi on the weather channel now and are talking to the Mayor.
I wish all of my family would have left. They seem to think that since we all made it through Camille, they will be ok now. I was 4yrs old when Camille hit. I dont remember much except that our neighbors roof blew off their house and they lived to tell about it.
My wife just hung up with my father in law. He and mom in law live 2 blocks from the beach in Gulfport in an older wooden house. I hope he is going to leave his house. My mom in law was called to her work at the local hospital.
Dad in law, if you read this, please go to the hospital. Debbie and I are very worried about you. I know you dont want to go sit around there, but at least it's a concrete building, and you will be with mom.
I am just worried sick about family, friends and less fortunate people back in my home towns of Biloxi, Gulfport and Longbeach, MS. My thoughts and prayers go out to EVERYONE along the entire Southern coast.