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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

From the mailbox

I've received lots of mail the last two days. Some have been answered at a general level in other posts, and some are stacked up. I want you to know that I am looking at them as they come in, though, and trying to stay in front of things. A couple of recent items struck me, and I wanted to respond more widely.

A reader asked:

"My husband is a New Oleans Firefighter and I have not heard from him in over 24 hours. I read that the station on Opelousas is setting up camp for the NOFD, can you can you confirm that?"

Yup, I think so. I found this out as a result of the blurb I ran earlier about the restaurant food going to the firehouse. My b-i-law tells me they have set up a base of operations right there on Opelousas. I'm told they have armed escorts.

From a comment:

"We feel blessed that there is so little damage in AP...but is it correct to assume we should not try to get back? Is thre any way to make our place available to someone who needs shelter?"

Jaxin, you are quite right - you should not try to get back yet.

Your question about making your place available for shelter struck me as a really interesting idea. I suspect it's a little early yet to act on, but I'm setting up a connection w/ the authorities to "ping" this off of them. What a nice thought. I'll let you know what I find out.

Thanks also, everyone, for the kind thoughts and messages. My best to you and yours, also.


  • At 1:29 PM, Blogger fergie said;

    please check 439 pacific.

  • At 1:34 PM, Blogger Jaxin said;

    Yes, let us know...we've only lived in AP a few monthes and will gladly share what is needed as a rescue base for first responders or whatever. We'll keep checking the blog

    Has anyone seen Jill from Tout Suite?


  • At 2:15 PM, Blogger Stephanie Patrick said;

    My husband and I just moved into our house at 344 Belleville Street - even before the storm, the house needed work. Can anyone give me any information? It's near Alix - one house from the corner, right next to the 2 story Victorian that had the bright purple trim.
    Thanks so much. I would also be happy to let the police or others use it.

  • At 3:02 PM, Blogger shimmeringlights said;

    thanks for the great updates - and glad to know AP came thru ok. Do you know how Verrett Street is? Specifically, 1112 Verrett corner of Patterson.

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