I just got a look at the schedule. Every minute of the day is accounted for. It’s 5 a.m. and in front of me is a bank of TV cameras, satellite trucks, and a devastated neighorhood.
Watching mainstream media work is interesting. There are six camera crews here. Edwards will be on the Today show with Matt Lauer.
Today we’ll be going to Iowa, then to New Hampshire. In Iowa he’ll be meeting with a group of bloggers and doing a town-hall meeting.
I’m wearing my ConvergeSouth shirt in honor of Sue Polinsky, who really is responsible for getting us in a position for me to get here.
Regarding the neighborhoods here, it’s dark, so I can’t see the full extent of the devastation, but the little bit I can see is simply horrific. Driving along I saw boarded up homes and buildings. Many of which still have spray-paint messages left by rescuers that say whether or not there were any bodies inside.
I’m in the front yard of a home that still is ripped apart. Most of the neighborhood is living in white trailers brought here by FEMA.
None of my words, nor any of the video or pictures you’ll eventually see, will really bring you how bad it really is.