Timothy Russell is the mayor of Foley. Been the mayor for 9 years. He says the city's still caring for about 400 evacuees. Echoes residents who say they help because of what they suffered with Ivan. "We've eaten MREs," he quips.
The local electric utility sent workers into Katrina's aftermath to help get the lights on. Foley lost 100 percent of its power in Ivan so they know what turning on the lights can mean. Foley also sent volunteers to feed victims. "We helped after Katrina," the mayor told me. "We're still helping now."
Starting the drive for Bayou La Batre, Ala. We're thinking it's about 50 miles or so. It's going to be tight, time-wise, getting everything done for Nightly.