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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Waiting (again) for Word

Algiers folks,

We're still waiting for an answer from Jeff Arnold about an officially sanctioned return to Algiers to feed/rescue pets, assess damage, and collect belongings. We need to press for a defined event.

I've been on the phones with them all morning, trying to emphasize the importance of timely information - especially if they are going to allow something later this week. People will need to get to the correct side of Louisiana (from wherever they are) to access the city, so timeliness is crucial.

As of this moment in time, the official stance, still, is that Algiers is not authorized to pass through Jefferson Parish to get to Algiers. I'm hoping for a better answer soon.

Hang in there.... more soon....

Update: I hope it turns out to be unnecessary, but I've posted a Draft petition in the forum, here. Just in case...


  • At 10:52 AM, Blogger John Rabb said;

    We have friends returning to Pelican today(Wednesday). We plan to return to Pelican tomorrow (Thursday). I don't know if we'll make it through, but we're hearing success stories. If I hear any news from them I'll pass it on.

  • At 11:08 AM, Blogger Screen Left said;

    My brother in law got in to Aurora Garden. Not sure if he had any problems with security posts. He lives on Brighton Place and his house was fine. Yall are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • At 11:30 AM, Blogger charleyh said;

    My husband got to our house in Walnut Bend this morning about 8:00. A Jeff Parish friend drove him in. They were not stopped for ID. Our home sustained some shingles blown off and siding ripped off but, all in all, we were very lucky. Our cats were all fine in the house. Our main concern was getting them out so now he can. He reports lots of police presence in Algiers, saw a command post (so to speak) at the P.O. on MacArthur. Also police presence in the Oak Park parking lot next to MacDonalds. Let's hope we all will be allowed back into Algiers soon for good! Good luck to all.

  • At 12:17 PM, Blogger Bob70131 said;

    Have contacted Jim Tucker's office on this issue and he is meeting with some officals at noon today (now) to see if he can help on tihs matter.


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