Hurricane Katrina Refugee Report #5- (Relatively) Good News
There are so many things I want to write, but by the time everyone is asleep and I can use the dial-up line, I'm too tired to write. And I'm getting sick, which isn't helping. So, I'll be (relatively) brief right now and in the meantime, I going to be on the lookout for an internet cafe with WiFi.
I found the site and was able to load the map with water depths, despite there being no satellite images. I understand that the depths given are current, which means the water could have been higher before today (it's dropped by three feet at the house of a friend since she reported the figure to me) and I guess at this depth, any disturbance to the water (boats going by, etc.) could send waves that would hit the house's floorboards from below or could wash under the door...waves of toxic soup, that is. Of course, if it was higher, that hardly matters.
I also found this report from somone on nola.com:
Yellow house with side lot on the 1800 block of Dublin has a tree fallen into the roof. Otherwise, just some broken windows on the downtown side of Dublin.Very heavy military presence in the area. Saw no civilians (but it was daytime).
I noted the location given in this report on the map above so you can see how close it is to my house. The blocks are very short- no more than six houses to a block with lot widths of about 30-40 feet. It's so strange to read the sentence, "Very heavy military presence in the area." I cannot imagine this. But this gives me hope as far as being a victim of looting ot goes.
I wish I were not so tired. I have many things to report from the goings on in Virginia. I have such gratitude to convey. I want to respond to everyones comments, but I'm just too tired right now. But I will ask Whitney, if he's reading this, to call me on my cell. I seem to be able to receive calls from outside the 504 area code more often than not these days.
Again, I really want to respond to your comments. Please forgive me if I defer this task until later. I'm just so tired.