I have not heard from Marie O'Connell, but the director of
USM's libraries says that the library didn't suffer too
badly. Apparently there is some water damage, but she is
not sure of the extent. There is only sporadic cell phone
service out of Hattiesburg. Most of the lan lines are down
due to massive tree damage.
The Jackson Clarion Ledger Online has a forum where you can
post messages looking for people in the Hattiesburg area.
The link is:
Blues Curator and Assistant Professor
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
University, MS 38677-1848
Office: (662) 915-7753
Fax: (662) 915-5734