Thursday, September 22

Welcome to the American Press

Welcome to our temporary Web site for Hurricane Rita. We're glad you found us, and we hope you're safe. Bookmark us and check us regularly for news updates and photos. We'll be staffing our Lake Charles newsroom and our DeRidder bureau throughout the storm. Also, be sure to e-mail your own experiences and photos to us at
Brett Downer


Alex said...

Thank you for doing this.

My mother is in DeRidder and if you guys are there, I may have some way of knowing how she and others fare.

I'm in Central Texas and can't get to her.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to wish everyone well in the Lake Charles area - it's my hometown and I miss it but am safe living in Massachusetts now. God speed.

This blog is a great service to those of us who are far away and worried as those facing the storm are.