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Sunday, September 04, 2005

An Update while we're waiting

I still don't have a clear answer about a return. The good news is that they seem to understand the question! One way or another, we'll know something soon.

In the meantime, I have a (very little) bit of info about the overall security in Algiers.

The Point patrols continued throughout the night, and the people I talked to this morning are feeling much safer. As a result, I've asked for some reconnaisance, (only if it can happen safely), into other parts of Algiers. They're starting to feed back some much-needed info:

  • They say the military presence extends down General Meyer, at least to Kabel, and things looked pretty quiet to there from the Point. (That's as far as they went.)

  • However, for those thinking of coming into Algiers from Jefferson Parish.... somebody went toward Gretna, and that is not a permeable barrier. There are barricades at the Parish line, and they are guarding with shotguns.

More soon...

3 Comments:

  • At 11:09 AM, Blogger Jeff&Joy said;

    Thanks so much for your info. We live on Aurora Oaks but evacuated to Florida and trying to make our plans to get back to Algiers and our home as soon as possible. Am anxiously awaiting further info from you regarding when and how we can do so. Am afraid to get all the way there just to be turned away at a checkpoint low on gas and with no where to go. THANK YOU!!!



     
  • At 2:31 PM, Blogger Daniel & Tracy said;

    To Jeff & Joy, my husband and I live in Aurora Gardens and are currently in Pensacola, FL. We have your same concerns with checkpoints. Safety in numbers, perhaps we should coordinate a return? Any info helps, thanks everyone!



     
  • At 11:10 PM, Blogger amrobinson01 said;

    Daniel and Tracy--

    This is April Robinson, my parents live two doors down from you. We're fine in Texas. Good to see familiar names and glad y'all are OK.
    If and when we do go back, I'd be interested in getting in on a group return. I'm sure there would be others as well.



     
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