High Point volunteer remembers Hurricane Katrina

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Tropical Storm Isaac could make landfall in Louisiana as a hurricane on Tuesday, just one day ahead of the seven year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

With another possible hurricane on the way, volunteers like Captain Jim Rickard said they are thinking about the people they met while they worked in the Gulf.

The Salvation Army sent Captain Rickard to Biloxi, Mississippi to organize food, water and supply deliveries.

Captain Rickard made a lot of friends during his two week stay along the Gulf Coast.  So as Isaac moves closer, Captain Rickard said he hopes his friends are following the orders of local law enforcement.

“Anybody in the path of a hurricane, I would strongly urge them to get out of there,” he said.

If The Salvation Army sends Captain Rickard back to the Gulf Coast, he said he is ready to go.

Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and killed nearly two thousand people in 2005.

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