Accounting firms and various state boards from around the country are reaching out to both the victims of Hurricane Katrina and displaced accountants who need a new home and a place to work.The storm, which ravaged scores of Gulf Coast communities and flooded the city of New Orleans, has galvanized the profession to help displaced colleagues and homeless residents hoping for a new start after losing everything in the storm.

"We've gotten e-mail from CPAs all over the country," said Susan Harris, executive director of the Mississippi Board of Accountancy. The Mississippi board is standing by, ready to help any of its licensed accountants who want to start work in a new state.

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