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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Another update

Just talked to Algiers....

According to the information they're getting - the source of the flooding in the city has been found. There are apparently 3 breaches now at the 17th St. Canal levee. (They only knew about one before, I think.) The CBD (Central Business District) is continuing to flood, but the closer one moves toward the river, the dryer it is.

The officials apparently estimate that they will be able to pump out 1" per hour. Assuming no further influx or rainfall.... they're looking at 6 weeks before they can get the water down. Nobody's coming back anytime soon.

Sheriff Lee has been calling for all flat-bottomed fishing boats, to be brought for the rescue operations. They are starting to move the rescued folks to the Sports Arena.

Local to Algiers
Trees and wires are down everywhere. Most streets are impassable.

Someone inquired about the NSA (Navy station). Yes, they took quite a bit of damage.

Re: Specific addresses on the Point. I don't have any details on particular homes yet, sorry, other than what I've reported so far. I'll see whether anybody can do a walk-by on some of the addresses I've been asked about, a bit later.

Re: Forest Isle / Tall Timbers area. I'm told that last night, they had some water in the streets, and maybe up to an inch or two in some ground floors. It's pretty much all drained off there now, though.

More later...


  • At 5:56 PM, Blogger Amber said;

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    When things get back up and running I owe you some of my famous pineapple upside down cake.

  • At 6:06 PM, Blogger Polimom said;

    Yummmm...... we like pineapple upside down cake! I hope you're back up and running soon - for lots of reasons!

  • At 10:28 PM, Blogger Nanabrenty said;

    Thank you for doing this. We have relatives who live on Pelican in Algiers and it is great to know that area received the least damage. Hopefully the water will stay down. Our relatives left today and headed for Texas and finally contacted our family this evening so we know they are safe. We are praying for all of you! Stay safe.

  • At 12:15 AM, Blogger Brenda said;

    I am in Forest Isle>>thanks for the info.

    Anything on Woodland Presbyterian Church?

  • At 6:08 PM, Blogger Triniti823 said;

    Thank you so much. We are Tall Timbers residents and greatly appreciate your info particularly amongst the garbage and rumors that people insist on spreading. You are an excellent example of what a New Orleanian is. We love you. :-)

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