Larissa Ione is an ex-AF meteorologist, Coast Guard spouse, and fellow writer who has lost her Gulfport, MS, home and all her belongings due to Hurricane Katrina. The writing community, always willing to help one of its own, is swinging into gear here. If you would like to help, follow the link.

And if you live in a coastal area and think hurricane insurance covers your loss, think again. Apparently, storm surges aren't covered. So now I'm off to check my coverage….