Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Picayune/Pearl River County Katrina survivors


This is my attempt to help in the aftermath of Katrina. I work in the Picayune area and have very dear friends in the area.
The only precondition to this blog is this-respect your fellow bloggers.

Please blog away to add on to the information on Picayune/Pearl River County,MS


Blogger tyler said...

I live outside of Picayune near Old Salam on Old Kiln Road. I have my dog at the Picayune Vet. clinic and I am worried sick. I did hear on CNN that downtown Picayune is starting to flood and government officials had to leave? I also heard from a co-worker that there is alot of wind damage. Let me know any info. about picayune, the Vets office and whether or not my dog is ok.


8/30/2005 08:11:00 PM  
Blogger VaHokie said...

I am trying to find out about the Johnson family at 13 Clear Ridge in Carriere. Any information would be appreciated. Doug is an administrator at a rehab hospital in Covington and his wife Cindy is a nurse down at North Shore Hospital. I'm from Virginia and we can't get any information. We have not heard from them since before the storm.

8/30/2005 08:25:00 PM  
Blogger sharkpod said...

Hi- I have some dear friends by the last name of Fuqua who live on the Pearl River, and I have no idea how they fared. Could someone with their news let me know how they are?

8/30/2005 08:29:00 PM  
Blogger sprasad said...

I have friends living in the Carriere area(off exit 10 on I-59). The last time I was able to contact them was ~ noon CDT. Lot of wind damage in the area. Many trees down and roofs lifted off. No mention af any casualties. I am a physician aligned with Crosby Memorial Hospital. I was out of town on business prior to evacuation orders and have not been able to return. I was able to contact the hospital yesterday. There was significant damage to the hospital due to rain and water leaks. The hospital was to be closed and FEMA was to setup a 'MASH unit' like setup at the armoury.

8/30/2005 08:30:00 PM  
Blogger gerimom1 said...

I'm trying to find out how the people in our old neighborhood have fared and where they may be contacted. They are all located on Clay Road Off Thompson Road.
Carl and Betty Hilton
Merlin and Helen Peterson
Robert and Pat Moore
The Thompson Family
Please Email me if you know any of these people or the fate of this neighborhood Thanks!

8/30/2005 08:36:00 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

Sumrall family now in Houston Tx wants any info on our former friends and church members at FBC in Picayune

8/30/2005 08:52:00 PM  
Blogger DilloDella said...

I have friends and family staying on Deer Run Road in Pearl River. They have a house with a number of trailer homes and boats pulled up to it, and they generally have a few horses. I have reason to believe that the guys have left on fast rescue boats, planing boats, and probably anything they could put an outboard on, and trying to rescue people as they work at a boat yard together. I just want to know that they are ok:

Lisle Posey and his wife and daughter. Russ Mead, Matt Seal, and others bunkering with them.

Please let me know!

8/30/2005 08:55:00 PM  
Blogger Don said...

I'm looking for some info on my son. His
name is Tommy Mocek and he had just moved to Picayune so you
probably don't know him but you might know who he
lives with. I'm sorry to say I only know her first
name and it is Mal(she's about 20 yrs old). They live
at 1570 West Union Rd
Picayune, MS
601-799-4153 I think her last name may be Lewis or
Flemming...confusing I know but we have little
contact. I doubt you can do any good with this little
info but I thought it was worth a try. Thanks for
trying to help

8/30/2005 09:09:00 PM  
Blogger shirley said...

Hi I'm looking for Sam and Penny Verret.. Sam was off of Beaverwood on Old Creek Rd and Penny was off of Martin Luther King Blvd and also looking for Angele Darcey which was off of Beech St
thanks for any info!

8/30/2005 09:17:00 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

We are looking for information on Lloyd and Toni Shubert and family. They live on George Wise Rd. in Picayne.

8/30/2005 09:28:00 PM  
Blogger sprasad said...

Robert Lopez and Family are safe in Carriere. So are the Greens(Mark and family) from French Branch, Slidell.
Stephanie Lopez and sister Donna Dubuisson are also OK. So are Stephanie's parents the Dubuissons

8/30/2005 09:33:00 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Dr. Prasad- as you are in touch with the medical community in Picayune, I'm wondering if you have heard anything about Betty Jo Alexander and family, or Dr. Riser and family.

Thank you for the information.

8/30/2005 09:37:00 PM  
Blogger sprasad said...

I am sorry Amy - no info on Dr. Riser or Betty Jo Alexander. Will post as soon as I find some

8/30/2005 09:38:00 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

I have family that stayed in the Heritage Inn-they evacuated from Slidell-does anyone know if that place is still intack?...pls respond to butler-webb@dc.rr.com theyre names are charles parker and louise tranchina

8/30/2005 09:46:00 PM  
Blogger lilly said...

We're looking for Charles Subervielle and Troy Tate. Troy lives in McNeill on Larow Dr. We haven't heard from them since before the eye of Katrina came through. Please let us know if you've seen them.

8/30/2005 09:49:00 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Can anyone tell me if the Heritage Inn has suffered any damage...I had several family members that evacuated from Slidell on sunday...One of my uncles was sick and had to be taken from the hospital in slidell to be evacuated, they all are staying at the Heritage Inn in Picayune...need some info please...Im in calif and cant get through to anybody down there-thanks steve

8/30/2005 09:50:00 PM  
Blogger tsjohnston said...

I am looking for information of Joe Johnston and family located on 20 Native Dancer in Carriere. If you have any info on the area please let me know.
God be with you all.

8/30/2005 09:51:00 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

I have family that stayed in the Heritage Inn-they evacuated from Slidell-does anyone know if that place is still intack?...pls respond to butler-webb@dc.rr.com thanks

8/30/2005 09:54:00 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

I am looking for an old high school classmate who lives in Carriere with her family. Her Mom is my Mom's neighbor and she is frantic with worry. Their names are Ken and Ronda Derks. I do not know where they live, but if anyone can help, it would be most appreciated. God bless everyone in the gulf. My prayers are with you!

8/30/2005 10:00:00 PM  
Blogger Tammy Croney said...

I am out of town...My husband Joe Croney is in Hide-away -lake....looking for information. Tammy Croney

8/30/2005 10:02:00 PM  
Blogger wjennings said...

I'm trying to get a message to Deanna and Steve Jacobs at Inside Road in Picayune.

Kathy and Cade are in Atlanta. Please join us if you can or let us know you're OK.


8/30/2005 10:03:00 PM  
Blogger Tammy Croney said...

Phone number for Tammy Croney 630-850-5555 room 918 Cell 601-347-2051
Again looking for information on Hide-away-lake and Joe Croney

8/30/2005 10:04:00 PM  
Blogger lookingforsallee said...

Can anyone help me with information about my Mother? My mother is Sallee Pruett and lives in a remote area of Picayune. She lives of of Will Thompson Road close to the Liberty Road. (She actually lives on Abbey Rd. which is off of Clay road that intersects with Will Thompson.) I talked with my brother yesterday but and his family and house faired well. He live in Ozona. I am very concerned and information is better than none.

8/30/2005 10:10:00 PM  
Blogger lookingforsallee said...

Can anyone help me with information about my Mother? My mother is Sallee Pruett and lives in a remote area of Picayune. She lives of of Will Thompson Road close to the Liberty Road. (She actually lives on Abbey Rd. which is off of Clay road that intersects with Will Thompson.) I talked with my brother yesterday but and his family and house faired well. He live in Ozona. I am very concerned and information is better than none.

8/30/2005 10:10:00 PM  
Blogger VaHokie said...

HOORAY! My sister-in-law called me on a satellite phone from the hospital. She only had a minute as they are allowing the employees just minutes to call relatives. They are all ok. All she had time to tell me was that the devastation is horrible. She said one lane of I10 was open enough and they were able to cross over from the La. side and check on their home before going back to work at the hospitals. Their home is badly damaged but standing. Thank goodness.

8/30/2005 10:12:00 PM  
Blogger mommyoftwoinmi said...

I currently reside in Michigan and we are desperate to hear from relatives in Slidell/Pearl River/Slidell. If anyone knows anything about any Quirks please let me know. My grandfather was leaving his farm in Picayune to go into town. His name is Dan Quirk. Please let me know if you have any info. Fell free to e-mail me at luvmy2slonegirls@aol.com
Thank you!!

8/30/2005 10:17:00 PM  
Blogger sprasad said...

vahokie...good to know about your family. I know Doug too from his time in Picayune. The hospital you mentioned..was it Northshore Regional in Slidell?

8/30/2005 10:18:00 PM  
Blogger sprasad said...

More info- Sandra Stockstill and mom Lessie Smith are OK in Huntsville. Jessie Pearson and son Michael are OK too

8/30/2005 10:37:00 PM  
Blogger Tammy Croney said...

Dr. Prasad...I am Tammy Croney...I am a nurse - I work part time for SMH and part time for JCAHO...I am out of town now and need information on Hide-away-Lake? We have met before at Crosby. Do you have information on SMH (Slidell Memorial Hospital)

8/30/2005 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger sprasad said...

Hi Tammy: The info I am getting on SMH is from another web log. There doesnt seems be bad structural damage. All folks in the hospital are apparantly OK. I have friends in the hospital too....have not heard from them. The info from Hide-away ...second hand talking to other friends etc.,...lot of wind and rain damage....not much in terms of flooding. Power/telephone out. Some folks have been able to contact land lines till late last nite...text messaging also seems to work sporadically

8/30/2005 10:45:00 PM  
Blogger Tammy Croney said...

Dr. Prasad,
Thanks a million...let me know if you hear anything else...It is so hard to be away ...

8/30/2005 10:50:00 PM  
Blogger lifezfunny said...

My daughter is in pearl river, at last contact, with my 2 year old grandson....word on the NOLA St Tammany forum is that pearl river is alright...any updates?

8/30/2005 10:52:00 PM  
Blogger VaHokie said...

Yes, Cindy works at Northshore. She has only been home for a couple of hours since Sunday. I could tell she was exhausted and sounded like she was on the edge of keeping it together. I felt so bad for her. The strain is obviously telling. The damage down there is unbelievable. Doug's facility sustained substantial damage to some portions of the building but the main part of the building for the patients and support areas are intact. He has enough food to feed his patients for 3 days but he needs diesel for his generator soon.

8/30/2005 11:18:00 PM  
Blogger J_Weaver said...

I am looking for Paul or Judy Kelly of Avery St, Slidell LA, or Chris Mitchum in Picayune MS.

Any help is appreciated!!


8/30/2005 11:21:00 PM  
Blogger VaHokie said...

Forgot to add this: Altell cellular is now working for some parts of Covington. My brother called using one of his nurse's phones. So if you have anyone who uses Altell over there you MAY be able to get them or at least leave a message.

8/30/2005 11:25:00 PM  
Blogger sprasad said...

More info....folks who sought shelter at the First Baptist Church on Goodyear were all apparantly alright.

8/30/2005 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger samhanb said...

Hi...I'm in Va & trying to get info about my Mom who lives in/near Lacombe...does anyone know where I could call or what I should do?


8/31/2005 12:04:00 AM  
Blogger Jami said...

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8/31/2005 01:03:00 AM  
Blogger Valerie said...

I have more information on where my friend Rhonda Derks and her husband, Ken live. Their home is on Stegall Rd. If anyone has information on this area, or my friend, I would love to hear it. Thanks again!

8/31/2005 06:06:00 AM  
Blogger sprasad said...

I have found more postings on Lacombe on the nola website under St.Tammany Parish -http://www.nola.com/forums/sttamtownhall/ you may want to try that blog

8/31/2005 08:01:00 AM  
Blogger rustyrusto said...

Carriere, MS?.........Hi and thanks for this blog. We are looking for our daughter, Marion and Allen Tassin in Carriere. We live in Lacombe but evacuated to Nashville. We haven't had any contact with our daughter since Katrina hit. Please post any info......thanks again for providing this blog to so many concerned.

8/31/2005 09:13:00 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Tammy Croney - this is Amy, Walt and Edna's daughter. We are in the Nashville area (moved here the first week of August). I spoke to my parents briefly on Monday morning. They were ok, no major structural damage to their house. Have heard anything from Ms Desse and Mr Calvin?

8/31/2005 10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Valerie said...

The Derks family has been found and are doing well. Thank you to the person who started this board. It has been most helpful!
Thank God for answered prayers!

8/31/2005 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger gerimom1 said...

lookingforsallee please email me with your email address as we are looking for people in the very smae little neighborhood. Your mamas name sounds very familiar to me. thanks, Geri

8/31/2005 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger cbeeksma said...

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8/31/2005 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger jrowell said...

Need info about the Westchester subdivision, specifically 104 Parke Place. Also have not heard from relatives George and Henrietta Spiers or Tina And Mickey Carr. I am in Texas and my parents Ott and Lois Lenoir are safe in Jackson and worried sick about everyone. Also what's Hideaway Lake looking like?

8/31/2005 11:44:00 AM  
Blogger wnwinc said...

I am trying to find information on Sue and Jerry Powell and family who rode out the storm off Burnt Bridge Road. Last time I talked to her the winds were 120 mph and shingles were starting to blow away. I am panicky in the Pacific Northwest and her sister is frantic in Alabama.

8/31/2005 11:48:00 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Looking for Hatti Fern and the Johnson clan. Hope they are well, call your family in California when you can. We hope you're all safe.

8/31/2005 12:01:00 PM  
Blogger Richmond, VA said...

I am looking for any damage situation of Picayune. I have family that road out the storm there (Broadridge Dr. in Deer Run or Deer road Subdivition). I have not heard from them since Sunday.

8/31/2005 12:37:00 PM  
Blogger Michele B Cimino said...

I'm also in Richmond VA and hoping to find out ANYTHING about our family that stayed in Hide A Way Lake. Please let me know if you have heard anything about the Tresch family as they also have my grandmother and her health is fragile.

Thanks so much for your help!

8/31/2005 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger karl said...

Looking for information about Mike and Gail Perrette 220A Dozier Street

8/31/2005 12:46:00 PM  
Blogger sprasad said...

Second hand information from Hide-away lake area....lots of trees down...some structural damage to houses. No casualties reported. No power/no land lines. Bellsouth is working on land lines...so keep trying periodically. I59 closed from Hattiesburg south due to lots of trees down. Crews coming in from jackson to clear it. May take ~48 hrs to clear it.

8/31/2005 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger cbeeksma said...

Open Red Cross shelters
First Baptist Church of Picayune on Goodyear Boulevard.
Roseland Park School in Picayune.
Poplarville Middle School.
First Baptist Church of Poplarville

8/31/2005 01:00:00 PM  
Blogger dsnellings said...

Does anyone have any news about Amber Johnson formerly Amber Snellings and our grandson Collin? They stayed in Diamondhead during the hurricane and we cannot get through to their cell phones. We have not heard anything, please if anyone knows they are safe please let me know by post or e-mail to dsnellings@aol.com or phone call to 772-538-5520. Thanks. My prayers are with them and you all.

8/31/2005 01:14:00 PM  
Blogger ejones said...

I'm trying to find any informatin on Dr. Walter Gipson and his family. We have been unable to get in touch with them out in Carriere.


8/31/2005 01:16:00 PM  
Blogger TAJames said...

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8/31/2005 01:16:00 PM  
Blogger permpipat said...

Anyone have information on the Perkinston area? My sister and her family live on Lobblolly dr. there and we have not heard from them since the eye of the storm was over them. Please any information is appreciated.

8/31/2005 01:30:00 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

I have a few family memebers that was stuck in picayune in a church not sure which one any info please help! ALSO my step father was on the highway last time i talked to him he was under an over pass by MC Neal he could not go anywhere his cell phone has gone out and no one has been able to find out info from mississippi other than the coast and that is not right. The helicoptors fly all over the coast showing video and that is as far as they are going do they not care about the parts of mississippi that dont have the casino's where there big money makers are?????????

8/31/2005 01:52:00 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

I have a few family memebers that was stuck in picayune in a church not sure which one any info please help! ALSO my step father was on the highway last time i talked to him he was under an over pass by MC Neal he could not go anywhere his cell phone has gone out and no one has been able to find out info from mississippi other than the coast and that is not right. The helicoptors fly all over the coast showing video and that is as far as they are going do they not care about the parts of mississippi that dont have the casino's where there big money makers are?????????Please any info email me guidryalicia@hotmail.com thank you

8/31/2005 01:57:00 PM  
Blogger sprasad said...

I got second hand info on Walter Gipson on Monday. He and his family are fine.

8/31/2005 02:03:00 PM  
Blogger ejones said...

Dr Prasad,

Thank you. The help you and the others on this blog are providing is outstanding.


8/31/2005 02:09:00 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

My sister is in Leakesville, Miss. its in GreeneCounty, I am so worried about her,kids,brother in law and his family. No info is being given about anywhere around her. I have not talk to her in 3 days, i have not went to sleep yet been on the phones and online trying to find out somthing. If anyone knows info about that area PLEASE email me guidryalicia@hotmail.com
I know the house they were in before the storm hit is at this address: 275 Avera Rd
Leakesville, MS 39451-4853

8/31/2005 02:10:00 PM  
Blogger dsnellings said...

Please let me know if Dallas, Peggy and Tricia Penton are safe after the hurricane. Also any word on Billy and Judy Duckett and family and/or Cody Snellings and family. Thanks for your help.

God Bless.

8/31/2005 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger Richmond, VA said...

From previous post; more detailed location request.

I am looking for any damage situation of Picayune. I have family that road out the storm there (Broadridge Dr. of of Old Kiln Rd & Katie Dr). I have not heard from them since Sunday.

8/31/2005 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger Misha said...

There's a news station out of Missouri who did a news report out of Picayune on the damage there. Here's the web address for the video footage and news report: www.ky3.com
I pray that everyone's families and friends are fine. I was born and raised in Picayune and still have most of my family there, so I have been worried sick. God bless you all!!!

8/31/2005 03:39:00 PM  
Blogger Nathan Garbacz said...

I am looking for any information on Jessica and Marcus Turchi. They live in Carriere and have not been heard from. Please let me know if you have heard from them or seen them. Thank you.

8/31/2005 03:39:00 PM  
Blogger MSgirlnowMO said...

hi dr prasad. it's rachel whitman your patient. i found this from my family in TX. as you know i am in MO. i have spoken to Tyrona monday evening after the storm passed. many trees down- one on house- but mom, dad, tony jr are o.k. i did not think to ask her about the hospital in our brief talk. i am trying to find out anything about picayune especially hideaway for mom's sis donna. they want to return, but from what i have heard it is not possible. have you spoken to your wife and child? i hope all is well.

rachel thompson
email me at rachnmarsh@sbcglobal.net

8/31/2005 03:42:00 PM  
Blogger sprasad said...

Thanks Misha...for that footage from Missouri. Many have voiced concern that Picayune was not getting enough coverage....I guess the devastation is mindboggling that it is not possible to get all the inforamtion across. Appreciate your input.
Rachel- Hi good to know the Whotman's are doing good. Did you hear of anybody else...just blog all the names of people who are safe. It might help somebody. Yes my wife and kid are safe with me. We were in Arizona for a conference prior to the evacuation. Desperately wanting to go back....not able to.

8/31/2005 03:52:00 PM  
Blogger MSolo said...

Does anyone have information about the Pine Grove area in Picayune?

8/31/2005 03:56:00 PM  
Blogger MSgirlnowMO said...

donna and david lawrence of hideway,yvonne sherrer, katie authement, chester carolynn becca nathan thompson are fine.

i have a dear friend who graduated from picayune (2000) that lived in new orleans...she may have gotten out to picayune or beyond, Debi Lamonte, has anyone heard from her?

if i hear of anyone else i will post

rachel thompson

8/31/2005 03:57:00 PM  
Blogger CINDYNIZ said...

310-833-5992 H
310-951-4952 C

8/31/2005 04:08:00 PM  
Blogger MSgirlnowMO said...

just spoke to leigh ann smith in jackson- her parents live in westchester subdivision picayune...lots of trees down but house is fine

ppl that are o.k....

amanda ruther, jill& lane& cooper pittman, victoria & tina &mr stockstill, leigh ann & ted & larry & judy smith, the barrios family in westchester are fine

8/31/2005 04:11:00 PM  
Blogger CINDYNIZ said...

310-833-5992 H
310-951-4952 C

8/31/2005 04:15:00 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

We are in Lafayette, LA, and family just arrived here today from Picayune. Picayune was hit pretty hard with wind and tornados, but we are not hearing reports of deaths or severe injuries. First Baptist Church of Picayune withstood the storm. Trees down everywhere and windows of shops blown out all down West Canal. Ceasar Road looks like a jungle but it is being cleared out enough for people to get down. Downtown is starting to flood but no word on the extent at this time.

8/31/2005 04:20:00 PM  
Blogger wightman1 said...

does anyone know if tommy and gina wightman are alive and well?

8/31/2005 04:21:00 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Information on roads:
I-59 from LA to Hattiesburg definitely open.

8/31/2005 04:23:00 PM  
Blogger Dream Builder said...

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8/31/2005 04:31:00 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

msgirlnowmo: glad to hear about Amanda Ruether. She babysat my kids for a couple of years when we lived in Picayune. We just moved to Nashville last month. Any word on the rest of her family? We still have (I hope) a house about 2 miles from her parents on Hwy 43.

Tell Amanda that Ms Amy said Hi and we are glad she is ok.

8/31/2005 04:34:00 PM  
Blogger eladner said...

Glad to find out some news about Picayune. Any news about damages in Nicholson, behind the Chevron station near I-59? Can you buy gas in Picayune?

8/31/2005 04:35:00 PM  
Blogger courtney said...

What about the area around clayborne hill gro in picayune my dad and family stayed there during the storm and we have not heard anything if you can please give me some information

8/31/2005 04:57:00 PM  
Blogger Meeka Chicos daughter said...

I am looking for the following:

Domenic Ellis and his mom Delores (Picayune)-Stay off Rose St.

Uncle Prune & Aunt Delores (Picayune)-Stay off Hunt St.

Mattie Williams (Picayune/New Orleans)

Saundra Johnston-New Orleans (Related to Robert Paige in Jackson, MS)

Dorothy Paige (Related to Robert Paige in Jackson, MS)

Email me at ladydiiaamond@yahoo.com if you know of, have seen these people.

8/31/2005 04:57:00 PM  
Blogger Eckard said...

My Husband was last heard from in his truck under an overpass in McNeal Ms. The eye was just going over him and was boxed in by falling trees.... His name is Kevin Eckard.... any info Please e-mail me at jaydeestoy@yahoo.com

8/31/2005 05:19:00 PM  
Blogger Eckard said...

My daughter Tashana Bufkin in LeeksVille Ms. Tashana and her children and husband were in Leeksville, Ms. I have not heard from her sence the eye wall went over her house.... Please send any info to jaydeestoy@yahoo.com

8/31/2005 05:21:00 PM  
Blogger MSgirlnowMO said...

amy- i don't know about amanda's family...i don't even know amanda. a friend from high school knows her and told me- if i speak with leigh ann again i will pass the info on to amanda.

rachel thompson

8/31/2005 05:51:00 PM  
Blogger Mark Bahner said...


I really appreciate this blog. My sister has a friend on Mitchell Road in Picayune.

Does anybody know anything about conditions on Mitchell Road?


8/31/2005 08:06:00 PM  
Blogger sprasad said...

Mark Bahner:
I did speak to someone in that part of town on Monday after the storm had passed. No casualties reported at that time. Lot of downed trees, powerlines and shingles flown off. No other info.

8/31/2005 08:14:00 PM  
Blogger sprasad said...

This is a post from Dr. Morrison from a NOLA site. If anybody has any info on the following doctors please post/contact her-

The following docs are unaccounted for and may need your help!

Drs Silvestri - Bayou LacombeDr Bert Bratton - Treasure cove off of Thompson Road (stayed alone)Dr Grant Simmons - same area (stayed with wife)Dr Michael Finn - may have been in Mandeville or Slidell (moved fromCarr drive)Dr Miguel Culasso - Eddins off of Brownswitch. Lots of folks stayingthere with them.Dr Andy Benson - Magnolia Forest. No one has seen or heard from him.

If you can assist in looking for them, we would appreciate your help.Any information is deeply appreciated. Please contact me: Dr GerryMorrison gmorrison@i55.com

8/31/2005 08:23:00 PM  
Blogger MSgirlnowMO said...

dr prasad (or anyone)...my aunt is wants to ask you some questions through me. #1 are they letting people into the picayune area #2 do u know of any passable roads to take from texas to ms? #3 do you know if ppl r working on power,water etc #4 i heard that the only place to get gas was in jackson...is that correct?
they are in TX and desperate to get back! from all accounts i have heard of and from ppl trying- i hear it is a good idea to stay put. is that true?
rachel thompson

8/31/2005 08:58:00 PM  
Blogger SherraNell said...

I'm looking for information on my son Luke Wise and his wife Kiara. They were staying with Kiara'a mom Tish Artolona on Huppo Road in Picayune Sunday night. I haven't been able to reach them from Houston. The Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Red Cross told me that no one has gotten through to Picayune. Does anybody know anything???

8/31/2005 09:15:00 PM  
Blogger sprasad said...

From MDOT they are not letting anybody but relief and emergency workers in to the Picayune area. Will let you know if I get to know anything else

8/31/2005 09:23:00 PM  
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8/31/2005 09:36:00 PM  
Blogger Melanie Redner said...

I am look for Paula, Steve, or Matt Watkins. They live in Picayune and we last spoke to them on Monday. If anyone knows anything about them please contact me at mredner@sbcglobal.net. Thank you and God bless.

8/31/2005 09:47:00 PM  
Blogger sprasad said...

It is unlikely that Ms. Pickford was at Crosby...they dont have a dialysis unit in the hospital. The outpatient dialysis unit near Winn-Dixie(north) is run by nephrologists out of Forrest General in Hattiesburg. Could she have gone over to Forrest General. There is a weblog out of the Hattiesburg American newspaper site that may give you some more info

8/31/2005 09:49:00 PM  
Blogger granny brown said...

Seeking info on JAMES & PHYLLIS STOCKSTILL. Family hasn't heard from them yet & just pray they are o.k.

8/31/2005 10:00:00 PM  
Blogger Al Lunn said...

Dr Prasad my mom Diane Lunn is staying with me in New York, She is well but she needs her prescriptions refilled. I have made arrangements for her to see my family Physician while she is here. The physician Dr A. Cavanna may have questions if you have a contact# where the Doc can reach you if needed please email me alunn2@yahoo.com thanks for all the great work Al

8/31/2005 10:12:00 PM  
Blogger Mark Bahner said...

Sprasad writes (regarding Mitchell Road):

"I did speak to someone in that part of town on Monday after the storm had passed. No casualties reported at that time. Lot of downed trees, powerlines and shingles flown off. No other info."

Thanks very much. That's a big help. I'll pass that along.

Best wishes,

8/31/2005 10:16:00 PM  
Blogger mike hess said...

i'm tring to find out info on my my brother and wife, daughter& grandkids they live just outside of picayune on live oak lane their names are Phillip and Barbra Long if anyone knows anything about their condition please contact me at the follwing e-mail adress please. pimpnpawpaw43@bellsouth.net
thank you very much.

8/31/2005 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger April said...

I am looking for info on my cousin and family. Lennard/Sonja/Justin/Nolan Leenders. Her mother, Jane Strahan and they live on provost circle in north picayune near the movie theatre. Sonja works at the junior high and they are part owner of Picayune Auto Sales which is located next to the BP Station. I also have a cousin, Bill and Glinda Andrews whose home sits right behind the high school football field. Please email me at aprillabbee@sbcglobal.net. thanks so much.

8/31/2005 11:20:00 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Looking for information on my uncle, Clifford Mitchell. He lives on George Pearson Rd.

8/31/2005 11:28:00 PM  
Blogger Carey said...

I was wondering if anyone had info on the Treuting family on Horseshoe LN off of Sycamore RD? I heard from them sunday night and they were going to ride out the store and I was wondering if anyone had heard anything at all???

8/31/2005 11:29:00 PM  
Blogger sprasad said...

Found this in another blog- have shamelessly copied it-posted there by KBJR-
"Just heard from Mom in Picayune. She says that their house took in some sideways wind through some French doors, so their carpet is done for. There was no damage to a lot of homes in the area of Hidden Hills.

The streets look awful, but they are being cleared. My dad and three other people cleared Cesar road with chainsaws, so that's accessible. There are no, I repeat, NO REPORTS of fatalities in Picayune. The info is sketchy, but that's what they are hearing.

North Hills took minimal damage. My uncle, who lives there, says that a few of his windows blew in, but his home was otherwise unscathed.

Lots of trees on homes in the area I hear, but no serious injuries."

8/31/2005 11:30:00 PM  
Blogger Jami said...

We've located our relatives, Dale Laib and Renee and Todd Carroll and their two children; they are safe with family in Meridian, MS. They don't know the condition of their home on Woodland Road, few miles west of Carriere exit off of I-59. Any news on others and home conditions in the Woodland Road area appreciated. Saw a news video on Picayune, MS devastation on KY3 (www.Ky3.com/contact) news site out of Mosouri; sad, but informative. We will continue to pray for everyone. God be with you all. Jami, Jim in Tucson, AZ

8/31/2005 11:31:00 PM  
Blogger Jami said...

I found on WWW.KY3.com/contact an informative news video about Picayune and Carriere, MS you might want to check out. It is very informative. Best of all God's blessings to you and your loved ones. Jami, Tucson, AZ

8/31/2005 11:38:00 PM  
Blogger Nat Rat said...

I am looking for any information on my dad in Picayune, Doryk Graf - 93 American Way (off Liberty Road, just past Circle M stables). He rode the storm out with my brother Dominick, his girlfriend Corey, here two kids Sophia and Sid, and my grandparents. I'm also looking for info on my best friend Stephanie Snead -now Moore-(class of 93). Also, Dodie and Madilyn....Please help. I'm in Virginia and have seen no info on Picayune! Thank you all so much. Please call(434)244-6368

8/31/2005 11:38:00 PM  
Blogger mozart said...

I am so glad that someone finally came up with a site focued on the Picayune/Carriere area. I moved from the Picayune area about 5 years ago and now live in DeRidder, LA. I have a sister in Carriere. The last I heard from my sister, Amanda McRae-Dossett & her husband Clint, was the night before landfall. I have not heard anything from her since. They were both taking shelter at his parents home in Carriere. I have no idea where the house is. If anyone has information about my sister and family, please let me know ASAP. My mother is in poor health and is worried about her daughter. Any information good or bad will be great. Thanks....Nikki McRae
Phone: 337-460-9409

8/31/2005 11:40:00 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

If anyone has any information on the Miller or Lossett family, please let me know ASAP. We are also looking for Raynel & Danny Spiers, Chris Mitchell, Nathan & Sherry Lynn Bychurch, and Wesley Lossett (works for Sherriff's Dept in Hancock County. Please contact me with any information. Dana dshirosky@pmcoteam.com

9/01/2005 12:01:00 AM  
Blogger Bud said...

William (Bill) Sharpe of 15 Homer Spiers Rd, Picayune. Any info of that area is appreciated.


9/01/2005 12:06:00 AM  
Blogger Ingram Family said...

I'm trying to find out information on Picayune and how it faired through the storm. Looking for info on Johnny Lou Ingram, Skipper and Michelle Williams, Cleo and Lavern Smith and Sue and Sabrina Mitchell. Did Daniels Dr. and Pine Grove Baptist church survive?

Any info..please email me at

Thanks for all your help and best of luck finding your family and friends.

9/01/2005 01:04:00 AM  
Blogger darrell said...

any news about the lake david area would be much appreciated, also are any roads open from florida to picayune.

9/01/2005 01:47:00 AM  
Blogger Keith Fricke said...

Thank you very much for this post!
Hey there. I wanted to let you know my mom and sister are in Carriere and I'm able to text message with my sister who has since evacuated to baton rouge to get a cell phone signal and call family. They're just out of power for a month or so from the rumors that she got. It's that they got many, many downed trees. A guy I went to high school with's parents had a huge tree land on their house.

That's all I know....
My email's keith.fricke@usmc.mil if anyone needs or wants to contact me.

9/01/2005 01:55:00 AM  
Blogger pam said...

We are searching for Dale and Betty Hembree.....please forward any information to lesliekyle33@yahoo.com

Thanks so much

9/01/2005 02:21:00 AM  
Blogger pam said...

Sorry, forgot to add that they live on Hide-away-lake lane. They were last heard from on monday morning. Please help us locate the shelters for the displaced residents of the Hide-Away-Lake area....



9/01/2005 02:24:00 AM  
Blogger Amy Lee said...

Looking for information regarding my inlaws, Jerry and Margaret Lee and Brandon and Shelly Lee. They live on Benville Rd. off of highway 43 between Picayune and Kiln. Any information would be appreciated.

9/01/2005 02:36:00 AM  
Blogger Al Lunn said...

If you have or are looking for info on HideAway:


9/01/2005 05:29:00 AM  
Blogger Al Lunn said...

Also a useful Map that greg set up:

Please only add comments with info No questions. please keep the questions in the Blogs


9/01/2005 05:31:00 AM  
Blogger SearchingForSon said...

I am trying to locate my 7 year old son,Bryan Lasseigne, he is in the care of George (Brent) and Kelly Bell of 1212 Highland Drive. Any information would be appreciated.

9/01/2005 05:55:00 AM  
Blogger Benny B. said...

I would like to hear about Pearl River La. My family use to live in p.r. & Picayune. My uncle Sonny Baragona still lives in PR. Iwould like to get some info thanks very much. E-mail at bennythebar1012@yahoo.com

9/01/2005 06:37:00 AM  
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9/01/2005 07:06:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie Hinchman said...

Kristi Hancock and Keith Weber, my neice and nephew, live in HideAway Lake. Have not heard from either since the Katrina hit. Does anyone know her or have anything to share? I live in Atlanta. leslie@hinchman.org

9/01/2005 07:15:00 AM  
Blogger gerimom1 said...

This from cnn.com
Bobby Angel of Picayune evacuted to Lafayette, LA
This from gulfcoastnews.com
ELINOR(last name unknown) of 13056 Circle G Ranch Road Picayune status is alive
I suggest you guys all check these sites periodically

9/01/2005 07:46:00 AM  
Blogger lezlie o. said...

Looking for any info on Carriere area - aunt & uncle on George Wise Road - Violet & Eddie Baumer. No word since Monday. Family in NC & VA worried. Any word will help. Thank you.

9/01/2005 08:05:00 AM  
Blogger dana klibert said...

If anyone has any information about the Nicholson area and Picayune, please let me know.
danak03@gmail.com - and if
anyone is looking for the Bond Family from Foster Clark Road - I've gotten a text message that they are okay, but I don't know where they are.

9/01/2005 08:13:00 AM  
Blogger dana klibert said...

If anyone has any information about the Nicholson area and Picayune, please let me know.
danak03@gmail.com - and if
anyone is looking for the Bond Family from Foster Clark Road - I've gotten a text message that they are okay, but I don't know where they are.

9/01/2005 08:13:00 AM  
Blogger sprasad said...

Judith Wright:
I personally know Joy Lumpkin. I know that she was safe after the Katrina hit on Monday thro my brief contact with the hospital.

9/01/2005 08:19:00 AM  
Blogger Al Lunn said...

Dr. Prasad, My name is Lisa Lunn my mother-in-law Diane Lunn is staying with us in NY. She would like to be able to get in contact with you if needed. My email llunn02@yahoo.com. My phone #845-758-6401. There is no crisis right now, but she has limited medication with her. Will possibly need a consult with our family physician.

9/01/2005 08:42:00 AM  
Blogger sprasad said...

Folks are getting into Slidell from I12/airport road. Slidell is still officially closed.I-10 still closedfrom LA to AL. MDOT site indicates that I59 south of Laurel closed atleast till 5pm 9/1/05. No water, no gas, no electricity in Picayune. nearest gas- Jackson, MS

9/01/2005 09:03:00 AM  
Blogger PamL said...

pam lundstrom said,
hi i live in massachusetts. I have not heard from my sister: CANDACE PAGE & her husb CHARLES MATT MONAHAN of Matt's Tree Service in Slidell.
1.My family is PRESENTLY STAYING w/ the Taylors @37 Jesuruns Way in Carriere,MS If you can email me about their condition would you let me know

9/01/2005 09:03:00 AM  
Blogger PamL said...

Hi Pam L
I'm a northern gal & have not heard from my sister
Thanks for the blog & concern

9/01/2005 09:08:00 AM  
Blogger trudy said...

Thanks for this blog!
I'm in Florence, SC and
Looking for Lumpkins and Hawthornes in the Carriere/McNeill area ...Royce/Annette Hawthorne, Johnnie Lou Lumpkin, Rocky and John Lumpkin?
Judith Lumpkin Holder, who was evacuated to the Stennis Space Center at the Navy place ...
Also, Linda and David Martin in the Pine Hill (US Hwy 11) area between Carriere and Ozona ...any word ...
I'm frantic about my niece Elizabeth in Gulfport and nephew Robby Lumpkin in Bay St. Louis ...

Any news of how the Stennis Space Center fared?

Call me in SC ...843-229-2624; 843-229-1409

trujac@sc.rr.com or Trudy_Muench@scd.uscourts.gov

Aunt and cousin Trudy

9/01/2005 09:10:00 AM  
Blogger Deenna Altmeyer said...

Looking for info on the Savannah Millard area. We are in Little Rock and have had no news from home.

9/01/2005 09:14:00 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Want info about Willie Dillard family from Picayune or Holamb family for Carriere. Can be rech at bigrachtg@msn.com or 281-324-9195 Barnett family alive and well in Houston with Roger.

9/01/2005 09:16:00 AM  
Blogger Deenna Altmeyer said...

Looking for info on the Savannah Millard area. We are in Little Rock and have had no news from home.


9/01/2005 09:18:00 AM  
Blogger JT said...

I would like any information on area north from Carriere to Poplarville. Info on Danny Collier & family. I live in SD & can not get through. JT

9/01/2005 09:19:00 AM  
Blogger Jenchiodo said...

HI this comes from a concerned family in Iowa. We are wanting to know the whereabouts of my Brother and his wife. They are Barry and Diane Highland(Miller) of 546 Anchor Lake Rd, Carriere,MS. We have not heard from them since Monday. Is there anyway we can get a message to them to find out if they are ok. Thank you for this site. My mom is in distress over this and I am trying to help her out. Thanks, Jenni

9/01/2005 09:21:00 AM  
Blogger sprasad said...

I have heard that Stennis fared OK. There was apparantly wind damage to the buildings...but the folks inside are all safe. There are estimates of ~3000 people in there...all safe. I know most of the folks you listed...hoping that all are safe. Some consolation-no major casualties reported from the Picayune area.

9/01/2005 09:22:00 AM  
Blogger Smitty65 said...

I live in Rhode Island and am searching for information about my mother and brother. Their names are Evelyn Smith and Timmy Smith. I am extremely worried. They live at 1409 Lafayette Ln. in North Picayune by Hwy. 43

9/01/2005 09:23:00 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

Can anyone describe the condition of Otis Stewart Raod in Picayune? I am tring to communicate with the Young family who live on that road.

9/01/2005 09:35:00 AM  
Blogger Hopeful in Reno said...

I am looking for Ed and Jan Macdiarmid in Pass Christian, Mississippi. They live at 607 E. Beach - and did not evacuate.
Any information would be appreciated.

9/01/2005 09:36:00 AM  
Blogger RichardDietzel said...

Looking for Betty Ivey, 1221 Stemwood Drive, Picayune

Looking for Kim/David Walker, 1904 Evergreen Lm, Hattiesburg

We are desperate for word from you or anyone who knows how they are doing and where they are, and how we can contact them.

Call me at work: 706-545-7419
Home: 706-321-1328
email me: dietzelr@benning.army.mil
Call Mom: 407-695-2200

We can communicate through this BLOG, the Clario-Ledger forum, Hattiesburg American forum, or Picayune Item editor.

We love you vey much.

If anyone knnow of them or can go by their addresses to see if they are OK and leave a note in a ziplock, please help me locate my relatives.

Love and kisses

Richard, Bonita, Mom, Jeanne, Marianne, Peter, Renee, and the boys

9/01/2005 09:54:00 AM  
Blogger searchingforgrandma said...

I am trying to find out anything I can about Easter Rester. She lives on Doby Avenue in Picayune. If anyone has any information it would be greatly aprreciated.


9/01/2005 10:01:00 AM  
Blogger sprasad said...

This is a follow up on an earlier post about missing doctors in Slidell area. Posted in a NOLA site by Dr. Morrison.
"The following docs are unaccounted for and may need your help! Drs Silvestri - Bayou Lacombe Dr David Yeh - Eastover Estates If you can assist in looking for them, we would appreciate your help. Any information is deeply appreciated. Located: Dr Miguel Culasso, Dr Tony Serrant, Dr. Michael Finn, Dr. Bert Bratton, Dr. Grant Simmons, Dr. Andy Benson, Thanks for help in finding them & placing family and friends at ease.

Please contact me: Dr Gerry Morrisongmorrison@i55.com"

9/01/2005 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger mel said...

I am currently living in Japan at Yokota Air Force base. I am trying to locate my family.
They lived in Picayune, MS
Pamela Jill Hackney, My mother
Dennis Hackney, Father
Mark Hackney, brother
Khristian Hackney, brother
Dennis Hackney, brother, SSgt in the National Guard-lived in the Hammond, LA
Thank you Melissa Bauman

9/01/2005 10:12:00 AM  
Blogger Brittany said...

We are currently looking for Mariam Wallis who evacuated from New Orleans to her farm in the northern Picayune/Poplarville area. If anyone has any information, please contact us.

This is my father's boss. She owned the company ISAS (Innovative Strategic Advanced Systems) off of Canal St. in N.O.

My email is babraud@bellsouth.net
My dad's cell phone number is: 504-343-2579
Our hotel number is: 713-627-7600 Room # 310 and our last name is Braud.

Thank you very much.

9/01/2005 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger anxiousSA said...

We are in South africa and Really need to know what has happened to our family in Picayune. Sammi, Char and Chris (11 years old) Bonneau from 2616 Rogers street picayune. Char used to volenteer at one of the vets
Please ANY info email us at
Our prayers are with all those stuck in picayune and anxious families too

9/01/2005 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger leighannking said...

hi i am looking for david and lou stuart. if anyone knows any news on them please let me know.
Kathie and kids

9/01/2005 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger anne said...

I have friends in Picayune - the Catoires. Any information on them and how Picayune is doing would be greatly appreciated. I can be reached via e-amil at anne@matot.com. Thank you!

9/01/2005 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger Alma said...

Looking for Doug and Diane Arbo, family and friends who stayed at their home on Lake David, 117 Woodside Drive. No word since Katrina hit and we are worried about potential flooding. Any information much appreciated. Reach me at: almahw@qwest.net
I hope conditions are improving for everyone there.

9/01/2005 10:37:00 AM  
Blogger mitzyjoubert said...

any word on downtown picayune (specifically the area around the librabry/crosby mansion)? any idea when there will be power or telephone?

9/01/2005 10:42:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin + Dawn said...


we are looking for Joe, Marquitta, Joey and Brandon Brown as well as the rest of the family. We are in the military in Colorado and cannot get through to them. They fled to the Eden's residence near Henleyfield. DO you have any info

9/01/2005 10:48:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin + Dawn said...

Desperately need info on Joe and Marquitta Brown and family

9/01/2005 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger mozart said...

I have recently heard from my mom who lives in Houston, TX. She has numerous friends in the Picayune/Carriere area and said she was on the phone yesterday from 4-11pm talking to them. Apparently, people in the area are able to walk around the distruction and start clean up. There are lots of downed trees and wind damage but nothing is completely distroyed like some of the news reports make it out to be. One of her friends was able to drive area the Carriere area to check on her home and reported a lot of people out assessing the damage. Nothing major though!! I still haven't heard from my sister in that area...she lives on Shot Mitchell Rd. Anyone with more info please email me or post it here. That's all the info I have right now....

9/01/2005 10:59:00 AM  
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9/01/2005 11:15:00 AM  
Blogger shelley said...

My name is Shelley Gaffney (Penton).I live in Miami Florida. My family is in Picayune. I have had no contact with anyone since before the storm. If anyone knows the wellbeing of Sue,Mike,Angie Penton please let me know. I am part of the Trauma team here and plan to fly in asap.Awaiting Fema clearance. The wait is horrible.Thanks Shelley

9/01/2005 11:17:00 AM  
Blogger Yvonne K-H said...

I am looking for my brother William Bill Frizzell. He lived at 1703 HWY 11 N in Picayune MS.
He has an amputated leg and wears a prothesis. If you have any info please contact me
@ vmoonz@adelphia.net or 719-338-8172
THanx much and God Bless

9/01/2005 11:24:00 AM  
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9/01/2005 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

I am looking for Kelly Davis, and my grandparents Gib & Betty Noblitt of Picayune. We spoke to them on Monday, but have not heard from them since. If you know of their whereabouts and well-being, please let me know.

9/01/2005 11:35:00 AM  
Blogger robert said...

looking for info out of poplarville,have relative there and can't get thru.
looking for bill & jean spiers, kenneth & vicki spiers. bill is the mayor of poplarville and owner of bill's fried chicken. last contact was 8/29/05 at 08:30. kenneth & vicki were in the basement of the hospital for shelter
my email-robertdonna4090@bellsouth.net

9/01/2005 11:44:00 AM  
Blogger Tammie Gurgiolo said...


I,m looking for Derek Dorn, from Picayune. His family and girlfriend live close together on 4 acres. His "Bully" friends from S. Fla. are worried and are there to help if they need anything. We hope you are all ok!

Tammie Gurgiolo
Tavernier, FLA KEYS

9/01/2005 11:50:00 AM  
Blogger Helen said...


HELEN 971-237-4333 (cell)

9/01/2005 11:53:00 AM  
Blogger sbaghaii said...

Dr. Prasad,

I am looking for my mother, Dr. Tabatabaii (aka Dr. T). The last time I heard from her was Monday evening. She was staying at Crosby Memorial Hospital at that time. If you have contact with her, can you tell her to get in touch with me. My email is sb2529 @ columbia . edu (remove the spaces).

Thank you,


9/01/2005 11:55:00 AM  
Blogger robert said...

does anyone know if the poplarville area is accessible from I-59 south from meridian

9/01/2005 11:55:00 AM  
Blogger lookingforsallee said...

My mother and aunt or on there way out of Picayune in her own automobile. They are both OK. Her house is OK although tree have fallen into it. Thank God!

9/01/2005 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger REGINA7690 said...

WORK # 662-842-1024


9/01/2005 12:00:00 PM  
Blogger sprasad said...

Second hand info on your mom Dr.T...she is fine and safe...I am not sure where she is right now...will post if I get any more info.

9/01/2005 12:01:00 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Kelly Davis, Betty & Gib Noblitt
Audubon Place in Picayune

If you have any word of them please email me at shelleybaileyspillios@yahoo.com

9/01/2005 12:05:00 PM  
Blogger shymogirl said...

Hi - I'm looking for a friend in Picayune, just want to make sure she and her family are ok.

Kirsten Skipper
18 Tear Drop Lane
Picayune, MS

Please contact me at chris1154@yahoo.com

Thanks! And best of luck to everyone with loved ones in the area.

9/01/2005 12:09:00 PM  
Blogger MSgirlnowMO said...

this is rachel thompson again. i have talked to tony whitman (my dad) he was waiting in a mile long gas line in hattiesburg ms (he says that there is like 2 places in the burg to get gas) he said that Crosby Hospital is still open and running. the beds on station one and two are all empty but I.C.U. is still running with people that work there sleeping there...including Dr.Haidar. My mom worked last night and they did have 1 admit last night- for what i dunno.

dad went to hideaway lake it's pretty bad...but my aunt's house was virtually untouched in hideaway and they live on West lakeshore on the lake. so chances are your families are o.k. just structural damage.

dad says some ppl are not being too friendly, getting annoyed with situation.

picayune no power no water...but there are various places set up around town to get ice water and military MRES. he said they have one station he knows of set up at claiborne hill. brother got MRE meals there. this is being set up by the great people of SPRINGFIELD MO (yay!) and in collaboration with the great people of Resurrection Life. who already do so much for the Picayune people. They already do a free clinic which I overheard Dr. Presad volunteers for (yay!...if you dont personally know the man that set up this blog...it's a shame cuz he's awesome).
dr. prasad- u were right...inherent good is in everyone...as i have learned from MO and witnessing all of this.

that's all i can remember from the conversation with my dad and yes i scribbled many notes!

godbless and take care. maybe i will have more news from picayune when i speak to my brother...who is on his way to memphis from picayune now....


9/01/2005 12:13:00 PM  
Blogger Ruth Alvarez said...

I am looking for information on Vickie Alvarez. She lives in Slidell, but went to Picayune and was staying with friends Vanjo & Crystal Davis. The last time we spoke was Monday evening. She has two children Desiree 9 and Jacob 4.
PLEASE, if anyone has info or can get a hold of her, let us know. We want to go and get them.
We thank you for this site.
We are praying for all persons hit by Katrina.

9/01/2005 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Looking for info on grandfather Hugh Russell and sister DeeDee Miller. I am in Cincinnati and can't reach them.

9/01/2005 12:23:00 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

I am looking for my brother Gerard Hynes and his wife Colleen Hynes. We last we heard from them on Monday night and nothing since then. They live at 1905 Audubon Drive, Picayune, MS. Any help anyone can provide will be greatly appreciated.


Thank you,

9/01/2005 12:27:00 PM  
Blogger Melanie Lyons said...

I'm looking for any info on the condition of Picayune, but more importantly Frank "Twig" and Dana Branch of 797 Union School Road out by the old airport.

9/01/2005 12:30:00 PM  
Blogger Maisie said...

I'm trying to contact Joy & Phillip Nameth of Carriere. They live in Dove Ridge subdivision, 85 Lakeview Dr. Any information wlll
be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

9/01/2005 12:30:00 PM  
Blogger jaydee2 said...

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From one shore to another. I urge you to contribute to the Katrina hurricane relief.
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9/01/2005 12:46:00 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Hi, thanks Dr.Prasad for having this blog. I am looking for my aunt and uncle and cousins. They are David and Ola Baker who live on 10531 Possum Fork Rd and their daughter Vivian and John McDonald. WOuld appreciate any info. They would not leave the area and we are all worried about them. One of their sons are leaving Texas to try to look for them. Don;t know if he will be able to get through. Vivian is a nurse at the Picayune Hospital. Thanks for all and May GOD Bless You ALL My name is Teresa and email is mrskajun13@email.com

9/01/2005 01:01:00 PM  
Blogger Hacecil said...

We have family and friends in Picayune, who we have not heard from. Phone ciruits make it impossible to call. My husband is wanting to come down with chainsaw in hand and try and help out. Is this feasible? He is willing to load up the truck with supplies in order to help. We live in Alabama currently.

9/01/2005 01:03:00 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Hi, Thanls Dr. Prasad for having this blog. I am looking for my aunt and uncle and cousins. They are David and Ola Baker who live on 10531 Possum Fork and John and Vivan McDonald who also live at 10493 Possum FOrk. Vivian works at the hospital in Picayune. Thanks so much and any info would be grateful. Their son is leaving for Texas to find them and may not be able to get through. May GOD Bless You ALL

9/01/2005 01:04:00 PM  
Blogger Jason H 300 said...

Looking for info on some homes on Lumpkin Road in Carriere.

My cousin Maureen Perry lives on Lumpkin Road across from the intersection of Crazy Tree Road.

My parents, Richard & Gayle Hoffman live on Lumpkin in the second or third house past my cousin...same side of the street, past a sharp curve to the left. (they're on a corner, but I don't know the address or name of the street).

We all got out but want to know if the houses are still standing and if we can return. We really can't head back until we know what's happening there. We sure can't return to our home in Terrytown.

Thanks for any info.

9/01/2005 01:05:00 PM  
Blogger MSgirlnowMO said...

hacecil- i know if going into picayune right now will be of help to the emergency workers. however- i know that my house has about 100 or more trees down and that seems to be the general consensus around town...so i guarantee you your loved ones will welcome your help in the near future! take care

9/01/2005 01:08:00 PM  
Blogger Melanie Lyons said...

My uncle, Richard Rose, is attempting to drive down from Jackson "through the woods" to pick up my grandparents Frank"Tiwgg" and Dana Branch, does anyone know if he'll be able to make it? I'm so thankful for this web site!!!

9/01/2005 01:14:00 PM  
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9/01/2005 01:16:00 PM  
Blogger MSgirlnowMO said...

melanie lyons...your uncle will make it if he has enough gas...apparently from what i heard. my brother is trying to get to durant,ms to drop off my 90 yr old grandmother, before going to memphis to stay with family...they called and left a msg. saying they were in canton,ms...almost out of gas and couldn't find any. good luck rachel thompson

9/01/2005 01:23:00 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

I hope everyone finds Their loved ones and they all aresafe. I am from NJ and my father Louis Joseph Kraus his wife Raquel ,my brothers Louis, Dillion, Dustin,and Nickolas My sister Brandi Krause lives In polarville Mississippi .I cannot remember the new street name it use to be called Steep hollow rd. I have not heard from them and I also have family in Louisianna Names are nancy(nanny),debbie,sharon,lori(lala),Eddie,Ricky Krause.Those are my aunts and uncles.My cousins are Tina,Shannon,George Jr(Bubba) , Terry Bailey. Jessica,James(jimbo),Tricia Roop. Stephanie,Ashley (MY aunt Nannys daughters)Eddie dubrel,Jessie Young.Lisa,Eve,Amanda Krause. And my Grandma Emma Kaltenbacher(Krause).They all live throughout these two beautiful states that was affected by this catastrophic Hurricanne . If ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING PLEASE PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME I CAN BE REACHED ON angel10172003@aol.com Thank you
And God Bless.

9/01/2005 01:39:00 PM  
Blogger worriedinTexas said...

I really need info from anyone about my grandfather Jake Brindel and Aunt Faye Brindel in Carriere, MS along White Chapel Rd. I have not heard anything at all and this is the first site that has at least mentioned the area. I have read about the damage to trees and structures and everyone on this blog writes that there are no deaths that they know of. My grandfather needs medication and suffers from alzheimers. I pray that we all find our loved ones well.

9/01/2005 01:41:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I am looking for:
Joe and Dana Lacher and their kids in carriere.
Have not heard from them since sunday.
My aunt is an insulin dependent juvenille diabetic and I'm beginning to worry
If anyone has any information I'd very much appreciate it.

9/01/2005 02:07:00 PM  
Blogger Georgia said...

Anyone know how the McDonald's fared???

9/01/2005 02:12:00 PM  
Blogger Georgia said...

Any info on how the McDonald's made out? The one off I10 I think?

9/01/2005 02:17:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin + Dawn said...

Dr Prasad,

Joe and Marquitta Brown and family went to stay with Tim Eden near Henleyfield for the storm. Any word on them or on that area?????

9/01/2005 02:26:00 PM  
Blogger NorthGeorgiaTom said...

I am looking for relatives near Sones Chapel Road near McNeill.

Jeannette Baker, Michael and Mary Hartfield, Robin and Melissa Smith and daughters, & Marie Bannister are on Lawrence Wells Road.

Several family members are looking for them. Please email me at thartfield@gc.peachnet.edu if you have any information at all about this part of the county.

9/01/2005 02:27:00 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Looking for information on how the Reinholtz clan is fairing out on Beaverwood Road in Picayune?

9/01/2005 02:40:00 PM  
Blogger TAJames said...

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9/01/2005 02:52:00 PM  
Blogger sprasad said...

I know that the dialysis units were not moved to Crosby. I am not sure if the dialysis clinic has a backup generator or if the patients were shipped to Hattiesburg

9/01/2005 02:57:00 PM  
Blogger m1sandman said...

Thanks for all the information that has been posted so far. We're looking for information on the Navoy (Mary Jean and Dr. Joe) and Pigott families on Pigott Lane. Also any word on the municipal airport, is the runway clear?
Many thanks, please reply to steve@swiger.com or 8137859935@messaging.sprintpcs.com

9/01/2005 02:59:00 PM  
Blogger Tess Boudreaux, Baton Rouge said...

I am looking for Cindy & Ernie Bruno from Poplarville. I have their 84 year old Uncle & Aunt w/me I rescued them from a shelter in Baton Rouge. Please call us soon 225-756-4865 or email me at tessboudreaux@cox.net

9/01/2005 03:12:00 PM  
Blogger alma scott said...

I'm trying to find any information on linda brown and family.109 lilac dr.picayune,Ms..we've not heard anything about picayune and are very worried about them.we know that they stay home during katrina.thank you for the info you are posting

9/01/2005 03:18:00 PM  
Blogger Smitty65 said...

Dr. Prasad

Thank you for this blog site. It has been a very long 4 days trying to get information about Picayune. I still haven't heard anything from my brother (Timmy)or my mother (Evelyn) at 1409 Lafayette Lane. I noticed that "ed" is looking for his brother at at 1905 Audubon Drive which is down the street from my mother, any information on either would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much

I know I speak for others, this is an admirable and very kind thing that you have done. We just needed some kind of information.

9/01/2005 03:22:00 PM  
Blogger Melanie Lyons said...

God Bless for this website, my grandparents, Franka and Dana Branch have been heard from. I haven't talked w/them yet, but we're on our way from Louisiana to try to get to them. Anyone know a route that will take me from Central Louisiana to Picayune?

9/01/2005 03:23:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Trying to locate Susan Victoria Cangemi who lived on East 2nd Street in Pass Christian, MS
Last spoke with her Sunday morning before hurricane
Susan Cangemi: Contact Susan Pearson in Baton Rouge

9/01/2005 03:23:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Trying to locate Susan Victoria Cangemi who lived on East 2nd Street in Pass Christian, MS
Last spoke with her Sunday morning before hurricane
Susan Cangemi: Contact Susan Pearson in Baton Rouge

9/01/2005 03:23:00 PM  
Blogger Smitty65 said...

Whoever blogwriter is should not be trying to sell used laptops on this site. This is an unspeakable act on your part and you should be ashamed.

9/01/2005 03:24:00 PM  
Blogger alma scott said...

if you have infi on linda brown please e-mail me at wenchalma@yahoo.com
thank you

9/01/2005 03:25:00 PM  

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