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Betsey Bailey helps her neighbor, Mable Tharpe, out of the rain after winds blew a tree down Thursday, knocking out power to their neighborhood on Windsor Dr. Staff photo / Galen Holley
 
No major damage here

By GALEN HOLLEY
 Staff Writer

   Grenada didn’t receive much damage, but she hosted more than 60 evacuees during the fury of Hurricane Isaac.
   Volunteers were trying to find places for the few, remaining evacuees to go Friday.
   “I call them my company, not evacuees,” said Martha Dean, director of the official Red Cross shelter that opened Tuesday at the Lewis Johnson Senior Complex.
   Families from the Mississippi and Louisiana Gulf Coasts bunked at the shelter throughout the week as, for some of them, storm surges brought flood waters up to their doorsteps.
   One family from New Orleans lost their home. Dean and her staff sent several evacuees to a shelter in Magnolia before they closed the shelter at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

   For complete details, read the print edition or subscribe to the online edition of the GrenadaStar.


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