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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

An Uneasy Night

I wish I could end this day with some good news for all of you... but I can't. Things are unraveling in the city at an extraordinary clip, and I cannot begin to comprehend the horror.

WWLTV.com reports that Mayor Nagin has stated the 3,000 pound bags (actually, I was told "sand cargo boxes") never arrived - so the attempt to stop the breaches was not successful. Furthermore, the pumps there at the 17th Street canal have now failed.

I'm so very sad. Yet Algiers was spared, and I've managed to connect to all but one of my friends and loved ones - those who stayed, and those who evacuated.

I hope, when I come back online in the morning, things will be somehow better.


  • At 11:49 PM, Blogger Meredith said;

    Polimom, thank you so much for taking the time to keep everyone updated through your blog. I lived in Old Aurora (Norland Ave.) for several years, so New Orleans, and Algiers in particular, are near and dear to my heart. My heart breaks for what has happened to New Orleans and its residents. I just can't express my anguish adequately. Bless you all.

  • At 3:05 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 5:41 AM, Blogger calle said;

    Thank you so much, we see so many pepole suffering so our probelems may be very small, however we bought a house in algiers point for retirement, hope that we will still retire there, therefore all news abt. the point are very welcome, ( good or bad ), i am now in europe, my family evacated to houston and baton rouge, we are all dry, but natuarly we are extremely worried for all the areas area affected by this disaster, and we love to come back to the point therefore appreciate your blog.

  • At 6:16 AM, Blogger CoastalKara said;

    Polimom I also want to thank you for your updates. We own the shopping center next to the Wal-Mart and are eager for any information. It's a relief (and may that continue throughout the day) to know that the area fared well, now to just figure out how to help.

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