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Hurricane Katrina

Four who have made it here

Snapshots of Hurricane Katrina evacuees who have sought help at the Red Cross office in Tampa.

By Times Staff Writer
Published September 2, 2005


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Allejandro Amaro, 44, pipe fitter, Pascagoula, Miss.

Q: How and when did you get here?

A: On Sunday in a van with 10 others.

Q: How much money did you bring?

A: $110. Now I have $5.

Q: What is your greatest hope?

A: To be healthy and go back home.

Timothy Locke, 41, husband and father of two, full-time student, Gautier, Miss.

Q: How did you get here?

A: In a Hyundai Accent with my wife and two sons.

Q: How long did it take?

A: 11 1/2 hours.

Q: Did you take any personal mementos?

A: Just this Chris Webber jersey on my back.

Shelby Scott, 60, construction worker, New Orleans Q: How long do you plan to be here?

A: I really don't know. I guess about a month or two.

Q: What did you bring with you?

A: Two pairs of pants and my snakes (snakeskin shoes).

Q: What is your greatest hope?

A: Getting me and my family back on our feet.

Benny Benefield, 17, junior at Warren Easton High School, captain of the basketball team, New Orleans Q: Did you bring a personal memento with you?

A: Football cleats.

Q: Have you heard from family and friends?

A: Somebody called and said my friend Chante drowned in a house with the rest her family.

Q: What is your biggest fear?

A: That New Orleans will never be the same.

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