Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Victor Adams, Katrina Emergency Worker/Evacuee

Victor Adams lived in the New Orleans area and worked for Jefferson Parish.  When Hurricane Katrina hit, after getting his family out of there, he was one of the emergency workers pressed into service for several days.  Today on my KMOX show, he explained what it was like to be in the midst of the devastation with looters firing shots at the building he was in, why the city of Gretna kept New Orleanians from coming over the bridge into their city, whether he thought the feds let down the local authorities and whether those on the scene did their jobs well enough, why he left his hometown behind and decided to start a new life in the St. Louis area, and more.  It's another first-person story with an up-close perspective.  Listen to the conversation here.