Trying to help his neighbors
Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Wallace Debbs cleans debris from his yard in Beaumont on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005. Debbs, owner of Debbs Ice Company, tried to offer 15,000 bags of purified ice to authorities for distribution. They refused to accept his offer citing logistics as a problem. Ice was not available elsewhere in Beaumont at the time.