15 of 20
 
There are more than 100 people living in "Tent City." The makeshift camp has no bathrooms. Residents must use Port-o-Potties and take showers outside. During her visit, Lisa reports that it's infested with gnats and mosquitoes—stagnant water remains in the middle of the camp weeks after the last rainfall.

Ginger and Ben Robinson, and their children Kelsey and Chelsea, call "Tent City" home. Ginger describes their living situation "as a challenge." All four of them share the same room.

Ginger says the residents of this makeshift community feel abandoned...like so many other survivors. "It feels like you're going to be here forever," she says. "No one really thinks about Mississippi."

Though the conditions at "Tent City" are far from acceptable, an approaching deadline leaves residents even more concerned. On March 15, Lisa says, the camp will close and they will be forced to leave.
PREVIOUS | NEXT
FROM: An Oprah Special Report: The Katrina Stories No One is Telling
Published on February 21, 2006

NEXT STORY

Next Story

Comment

LONG FORM
ONE WORD