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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

News from New Orleans

First - on a personal note - I've now talked to and confirmed the locations and safety of all but one of my 'second family'. Phew! From them, I have learned:

Algiers Point (aka Old Algiers) is dry, although there are lots of trees down. I've heard rumors that there is a break somewhere in the main waterline in Algiers, and that the water is completely unsafe. If that's true, they (the people there) don't know about it. I'm trying to confirm.

The Lutheran Church on Olivier Street has lost its steeple - it's lying in the street.

There is a "very large ship" stranded on the levee on the Point.

Something big is burning across the river right now, they say. No idea what.

Other news from them is that the waters are continuing to rise in the city. They have been told there is 4 (four) feet of water now in the French Quarter, and it's still coming in.

More later.


  • At 7:18 PM, Blogger Paul Vance said;

    Thank you so much for your posting. My family lives at 500 Verret Street, and although we are happy to hear that the Point is dry, we are mourning for the rest of the city. Please keep us posted with any information about our home, and bless you for your help.
    Best regards,
    Paul Vance, web address pnvance2@hotmail.com

  • At 10:17 AM, Blogger Ray Ziegler said;

    Do You know anything on the house across from the Lutheran Church? 301 Olivier?

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