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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

People who want to come home already

No. No and no.

Please, folks. Take a deep breath and try to think rationally.

Yes, Algiers seems to be an island. Certainly it appears to have ducked the devastation continuing to build across the river. Even in comparison to the rest of the West Bank, Algiers came out ahead somehow. But it's not over yet. Furthermore, there's some real damage in Algiers too. No major flooding didn't keep the trees vertical.

I'm told (and I've read) that they are not allowing anyone to approach the city, other than emergency services. Given that everybody is under martial law now, I doubt that there is any room for discussion at the road barriers, either.

I'd love to think that they'll let Algiers be set up as a haven and bastion - a base from which the rebuilding can be launched. I have to believe that when the city officials (and FEMA, et al) can come up for air, they will ask for help from those who are able to do so.

In the meanwhile, everybody's just got to wait.... and hope.


  • At 11:13 AM, Blogger Andrew Fox said;

    Dear Polimom,

    My wife Dara and I live at 5741 Pembrook Drive in the New Aurora subdivision. We left for a vacation in Albuquerque last Thursday and so did not have time to make any storm preparations, and now we are stranded. We left behind 7 beloved housecats. If there is any way you or a friend or relative could go to our house, break a window if you have to, and fill up our two bathtubs, downstairs and upstairs, with water, I would be eternally grateful, as would my wife and two boys.

    God bless,
    Andy Fox

  • At 11:18 AM, Blogger fergie said;

    Please have someone check 439 Pacific Avenue and email me at

  • At 11:47 AM, Blogger The BFG said;

    My wife and I live in the neighborhood but are currently in MI. Thank you for your updates. I know we can't come home, but it it heart wrenching not to be able to.

  • At 11:55 AM, Blogger tam said;

    Thanks so much for the updates! They are keeping us somewhat sane. Any news on looting in the point? We live at 422 Seguin and can't reach our neighbor/landlord who we think may be there...if you could,please check on Dr.marshall Fitz at 424 Seguin. God Bless you! I can be reached at tamkady@hotmail.com

  • At 11:58 AM, Blogger Jack said;

    I have a brother who runs the Hope House on Belleville at Algiers Point. I appreciate the information you have been providing. Thank you!

  • At 12:03 PM, Blogger Lisadeliro said;

    My relatives, who are here in Texas but liv eon Bermuda street, talked to Marshall Fitz on monday, after the storm. He was at the VA hospital and was fine.


  • At 12:08 PM, Blogger Bill Bergeron said;

    Thanks for the updates. I live at 329 Eliza St. and am in Atlanta for the forseeable future. Iam worried about wind damage and looting of my home. If anyone passes the above address, would you please send an email and let me know what you see.

    Bill Bergeron

  • At 12:10 PM, Blogger Bill Bergeron said;

    I live at 329 Eliza Street in Algiers Point and am currently in Atlanta for the forseeable future.

    I would appreciate hearing from anyone who lives near or passes my house to find out what damage there might be.

    I appreciate the other information gleaned from this site. Thank you.

    Bill Bergeron

  • At 12:15 PM, Blogger Bill Bergeron said;

    I forgot to leave an email: awberg@cox.net.

    Any information is welcome. Thanks.

  • At 1:21 PM, Blogger GIjudy said;

    3701 Patterson Drive??? My cousin "Hambone" is still there as far as I know...but what about the condition of his family home...and 6 horses...??He and his nephew stayed behind...please help them if they need rescue. gijudy@aol.com

  • At 2:27 PM, Blogger woodyP2234 said;

    Any information on 219 Bermuda will be greatly appreciated, by brother should be checking in from Houston tonight and I'd like to update him and calm his nerves. Please email at patrick@alternatives.org


  • At 3:07 PM, Blogger melanie said;

    This is Melanie Crout,
    I live at 815 Eliza St., I am worried about wind damage and looting. I'd appreciate any information regarding that block. Also,is there a route to take (Huey P., Hwy 90, etc) to get to the westbank and into the Point??

    Thanks so much for these updates, it is very helpful. I can be reached at featuregal@yahoo.com

  • At 10:51 PM, Blogger GIjudy said;

    My cousin on Patterson Drive is ok, also the horses, and the home is still standing and not flooded. Thanks for the chance to reach out and read of others just as stressed out about info as I was. I hope all of you are as lucky as my family to have survived the storm. Thanks webmaster for creating this site. God bless you all. gijudy

  • At 1:09 PM, Blogger Jareyn said;

    Need news on 404-406 Olivier. Roomie is NOPD and left out lots of food and water for kitties, but is currently trapped in New Orleans East and has not been able to check the house yet.

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