Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
PNISD emergency management representatives Lane A. Emmett (left) and Leonard Lapoint (right) work on plans to help the community on the Port Neches-Groves High School campus in Port Neches on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005. The three-man response team has preserved and delivered food from district schools to emergency workers and the community.
Emmett, who is also the district's director of transportation and safety, would like the district's school busses returned. The busses were filled with special needs residents, driven directly onto military airplanes, and flown to unknown destinations. He said they are easily identified with the district's name emblazoned on the side.
R. A. Ogden, 77, patrols his neighborhood for looters in Port Neches. He said he rode out Hurricane Rita for the excitement.