Oct 19, 2005 — As the weeks pass since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the relief effort fades among the headline of daily news. Yet thousands of victims remain at ground zero in rebuilding their lives. One North Country man is seeing the destruction and rebuilding firsthand. Tom Sauter of Carthage took a leave of absence from his job at the Development Authority of the North Country. He went to Atlanta to be trained by the Red Cross. He's been managing a staff of 50 at the Red Cross' relief center in Gulfport, Mississippi. Sauter spoke with David Sommerstein last week. He described flying in to Gulfport.