Last word I had was that my New Orleans family (Rigamers and Chapatons) were safe but soggy up in Tupelo, Mississippi. Last word I had heard about the Bandit's family (from Long Beach, Mississippi) is that they were safe and holed up in the John C. Stennis NASA base, but that was right in the path of Katrina's eye. No real word on damage yet, but the news doesn't look like it's gonna be good.
Here's a small round up of Katrina blogs and pictures that you can go look at:
Hurricane Radio blogrolls Hurricane Update in Baton Rouge.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune it was updated about 20 minutes ago as of this posting. (Central Time)
And here's about 50 pictures of storm damage that you can go and see. This one is a bad, bad storm to be doing things like this.
That's all for now, you can check out more slideshows on the Weather Channel and on MSNBC. This is the lead story of the day. If you go to our "News Blogs" sections, you can use the link to "Clicked" for a more comptlete roundup of hurricane news and blogs. They are updating constantly, so check back and see what's going on.
Prayers for folks who are there. I can only be thankful that St. Simons has remained safe for so long, though I know it is only a matter of time.