Hurricane Touches Families, Friends of Fairfax Residents
Reston artist Jim Bailey, in an e-mail yesterday about the launch of the Fairfax County blog, added that he was headed to his hometown of New Orleans to check on his family. Another friend of ours told us that his daughter, a Tulane sophomore, managed to get out of N.O. before the storm hit.
The hurricane is very much on the minds of county residents, many of whom have loved ones in the LA-MISS area. Share with us your stories about how people you know are coping with the disaster.
Meantime, a 34-person team from Fairfax is among the disaster relief workers from the local area who will be assisting with rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina which came ashore near New Orleans early Monday. The Washington Post had the report in this morning's A section.
Two of The Post reporters sent to the hurricane area are based in the Fairfax news bureau. They are Peter Whoriskey, soon to become the paper's Miami correspondent, and Jacqui Salmon, a Vienna resident.
August 30, 2005; 8:48 AM ET
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