July 23, 2006 |
The day before the hurricane struck, Dr. Anna Maria Pou stopped by her 83-year-old widowed mother's house on Fountainbleau Street and urged her to get out of town as soon as possible. "She came here to tell me to get going," Jeanette Pou recalled. "She said she was going to be at the hospital, so don't worry. She said, 'I'll be in touch.' "But we didn't get in touch with her.... She didn't call."