Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Do you live in Orleans Parish? Are you in the area now? What is your assessment of the recovery situation? I've only talked to a couple of people,
but it seems pretty grim.
[edit on 2005/12/6 by GradyPhilpott]
What recovery situation?
Hope that helps answer your question...
Lakeview still isn't expected to have power for a couple of months I believe. Though there are about 2-3 blocks on the other side of Robert E.
Lee, in Lakeshore, that are functional, no water in the houses and power restored.
Check out my blog, I have posted some info on what I've seen in Orleans Parish there.
And, Grady, your right. NOONE expected this to happen. It just never crossed our minds that damage to this extent could be done to us, we never let
ourselves think about it.
All my life until this point, and even the day before the storm, we were laughing at the people panicking and boarding up. We were just glad there
wasn't any traffic. It was my grandma's birthday and we had gone to Ralph's On the Park, in City Park, for lunch. On the way we were just laughing
about it, joking saying "Oh, watch it turn around last minute and strike poor Pensacola like the rest of them do."
I know we never even dreamed of this, and I'm sure we aren't the only ones.
We did not dodge a bullet. We were hit dead center.
Ahem...I've said it before, I'll say it again.
There was no contraflow!
At least not in my experience. I didn't even see it from afar. Nothing of the sort.
IAF101, your wrong there buddy, Katrina was just as much a disaster of destruction as anything else, if you had to see this city every day, you'd
know that too.