Storm Lashed

Many have no homes to go to. Others don't want to go home. In their own words, survivors recount how they escaped the floods and fetid conditions--and agonize over what comes next

"We lost everything, but the worst part of it was the looters. They came and stole from our rubble." BILLY GOLLOTT, Biloxi, Miss.

"You have to take the scratches. [But] I think it killed our town. I feel sorry for all the old houses." JULIANA DOUGLAS, 9, Biloxi

Samer El Hajj, 26 NEW ORLEANS He was there for a reunion of the International College of Hospitality Management. Instead, he got a three-day master class in crisis control in a Sheraton hotel with no air conditioning. "This experience was the worst to live through compared to all I have seen during the...

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