Fifty Missouri Highway Patrolmen and six Patrol communications expert are in Mississippi, at the point where Hurricane Katrina hit the hardest – Biloxi. Sergeant Larry Plunkett is one of the volunteers who went to the hurricane ravaged area. Plunkett says the destruction is much like that of a tornado, except that the damage goes for a hundred miles. He says the biggest concerns for the patrolmen are dehydration and infection. Plunkett says the group is staying in army-style tents right now, better than the pup tents and parking lots their predecessors from the Mississippi Highway Patrol first had when they arrived on the scene. He encourages anyone considering donating to do so. Plunkett says the supplies are getting there and the need is truly there.
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