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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

More from Algiers

Many of you have written to ask about specific addresses. I have passed these along to my friends there on the Point. However, they will not be able to get out again until perhaps sometime tomorrow. I'll let you know what I find out.

Don't know if I've told you that they seem to have only one radio station working there (is this possible?), and any news they have comes from that source.... or me. I've found myself in the very odd position of keeping them in the loop on events in the city.

Still quiet in old Algiers, although they're seeing quite a few helicopters flying overhead. (Earlier, the aerial activity was across the river.)

They also saw a big dump truck of some kind, pushing and moving downed trees off the road on Opelousas Street. Can't imagine there are any organized clean-up efforts underway yet, so I'm guessing that's a civic-minded individual trying to jump start life. We're going to need many of those types of folks in the coming months.


  • At 8:32 PM, Blogger bassodad said;

    polimom this is a algiers resident in knoxville trying to find out about bristol place i think 1 man stayed in the neighborhood if you can find out anything i would be greatful.

  • At 8:39 PM, Blogger Polimom said;

    isn't Bristol Place right off of MacArthur, not too far from Kabel Drive? I used to live on Hudson Place, and Bristol sounds familiar... but maybe I'm mis-remembering?

  • At 8:43 PM, Blogger Mac said;

    Just trying to spread the word--there are check-in sites here
    and also here.

    God bless, and be as safe as you can.

  • At 9:43 PM, Blogger Polimom said;

    Thanks, Mac. I published the link to the newsgroup in the links section.

  • At 2:54 AM, Blogger atxaggie said;

    Do you have any information on Abbey Drive? (I am not from there, my cousin is, so I am only guessing that that is still considered Algiers).

    Thank you so much.

  • At 7:03 AM, Blogger bassodad said;

    bristol is between kabel and sommerset with bristol running into gen meyer any info very grateful

  • At 7:17 AM, Blogger Lisadeliro said;

    Polimom,thanks so much for the Algiers Point update. My relatives from the Point are staying here with us in Texas.

    If anyone is walking around over there, they would really appreciate any news on the 300 block of Bermuda. Also, and the 300 block of Elmira.

    Thanks again.

  • At 10:06 AM, Blogger Wendy said;

    My parent's home is at 5712 Oxford pl. in Algiers. We are trying to find out how this neighborhood fared in termsof wind damage and trees. They would like to return asap to help in wany efforts they can, and want to know if they have shelter to return to.

  • At 12:36 PM, Blogger gowiggle said;

    Does anyone know how Inwood Ave... specifically 3746 Inwood faired? My friend's house is there and she has no online access right now... just would love to get her some info so she can rest a lil easier.

  • At 2:09 PM, Blogger fb said;

    Thank you for the information you are providing--it's a great help. Fo you know anything about the area behind Brechtel Park--at Tullis and Lennox? The subdivision is Donner Estates. Thanks again.

  • At 3:24 PM, Blogger David C said;

    Dear all,

    I hope that everyone who stayed behind in Algiers is well.

    I'd love an update for Vallette Street, espcially around the 400 numbers.

    I'm so so worried about looters.

    Are there any police around?

    Thank you and I hope you are all okay.

  • At 4:26 PM, Blogger yaboy504 said;

    I'm trying to find out how much wind and flood damage was done at the corner of Newton Street and Whitney Ave.

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