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Happy ending after hurricane fears

The Times reports the relief of a Charlbury family after their relatives were spared by Hurricane Katrina. The newspaper writes:

"Alison Smith, from Charlbury, Oxfordshire, cried tears of joy when she heard the voice of her sister, Catherine Nichols.

"'We cried down the phone to one another. They’re OK,' she said. Mrs Nichols, her American husband Richard, 47, and their two daughters, Melissa, 24, and Amanda, 22, were all safe and well.

"While their daughters left their home in Biloxi, Mississippi, on the Saturday before the storm, Mr and Mrs Nichols had said that they intended to stay and sit it out. But as the winds picked up they left their home, Mrs Smith said."

You can donate to the hurricane appeal here.

Richard Fairhurst · Sun 11 Sep 2005, 17:09 · Link

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