Debbie's Story"We thought my brother was dead. He was at my motherís house here in Pearlington. We didnít hear from him for 2 weeks. The water came in so much and so fast that he couldnít get the doors or windows open. The pressure was too much. Then the back wall gave way. He escaped out the back with his chinchilla on an ice chest and a neighbor saw him. They got into their boat that floated up out of their drivewayÖ got him and they rescued 30 people.
My mom lost all of her animals. She had 7 kitties and 3 dogs. We couldnít get any information or communication. All the cell towers were down and we didnít have any power, just a little radio. The debris was so bad. The roads were blocked and you couldnít get through. I fell through the last step at my house trying to evacuate and I broke my ankle. We loaded up my dog and what little possessions we could into my car. Cheyenne had to leave her chinchilla behind. She really liked him because he was real different and a lot of people didnít even know what he was. When we got back into the house all we found was his hair. Thatís been real hard on her to loose her pet. I donít know if itís a good idea to get her another one."
How You Can HelpDebbie really needs tiling for her tub and insulation for the underside of her home. Please give what you can.