At the Foley Super 8
Just finishing up in Foley, Ala. Talking to the assistant manager of the Super 8, Laura Palmer. They have evacuees in 30 rooms, down from 66. She says it's like having family they've become so close. Palmer also says the reason Foley's been so giving is because folks here have stood in FEMA lines and have lost everything. They just stand and listen to Katrina evacuees and shake their heads in understanding. Last year hurricane Ivan hit here, causing a lot of damage. Katrina just grazed them this year.
Also at this hotel is Melanie Mitchell. She's been here since Sept 4. Says she's had a hard time overcoming her pride and accepting help. She's used to giving, not taking she says: "It's like I've died and gone to heaven and we're living with angels."
Got to go... we're moving to find the mayor.
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