At the time I was working for the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, along with fellow WKU Herald alum Ryan Clark, who actually beat me to the coast by at least a few hours. Ryan's website has a bunch of great old newspaper stories on it, including one page with a photo of the special edition the paper put out. The main story has my name on it, and I'm unashamed to say I never get tired of seeing my byline:
Ryan went on to publish a bunch of great books, mostly about University of Kentucky basketball. You should check out his site: http://www.forryanoutloud.com/.
One of the things I miss about full-time daily journalism is being in the thick of things. Driving toward a hurricane when the northbound lanes are jammed would be considered insane under normal circumstances.
I think I still have the rubber boots in my trunk, just in case.