Monday, August 29, 2005

Where People Are...

After nine hours on the bus, we are back in email contact.

News is that my parents safely reached Austin, Texas, with the cat and the dog.

The LeBlanc's (Lauren and Mark's parents) are in Shreveport.

The Mojgani's (Shokufeh's parents) are a little north of Baton Rouge.

The Ayo's (Jeff's parents) are in Knoxville.

The Heck's (Laura's parents and brother) are still in New Orleans but so far have been fine at Mr. Heck's workplace.

That's the loved ones news for now. Please post comments if you know the locations of other people.


Anonymous Natasha said...

Jennifer- my mom is in New York with my sister until Friday. James drove out with the animals and was in north LA when it hit. We had just gotten back from London when we heard about Katrina.

I was on a plane all day today to get back to San Francisco so I've just started looking for information about damage. I saw a photo online ( of the Hyatt Regency downtown with all of its windows blown out & other photos of flooding- but no idea where the flooding was.

August 29, 2005 4:17 PM  
Anonymous Laura A. said...

We listened to WWL and watched live footage from through the night and here's the latest to report. Very little flooding on the Westbank and apparently no water in the houses in Algiers. Lots of damage, though, with roofs gone, windows out, buildings collapsed and trees down. Jefferson Parish will be closed until 6 a.m. Monday and then only residents with valid ID will be allowed in for three days to collect pets and belongings. The Twin Span collapsed in sections and is closed. Slidell hit hard, but no reports coming out of there yet. I plan to try to contact some of my newspaper friends there once I get to work and get some info. Kenner, Chalmette, St. Bernard Parish, Metairie, the Lakefront all under water, from 3 feet to 10 feet, depending on the area. The 19th Street Canal is overflowing its levees in a two-block span, but apparently isn't breached. However, flood waters are starting to back into areas that weren't flooded. Crescent City Connection still closed, but apparently OK. No word on the Huey P. CDB had lots of damage and debris, but no flooding. Water is contaminated in several parts of the city, but apparently Algiers and the CDB are the only two places the mayor has said the residents don't need to boil their water. Power isn't expected to be restored until a month to six weeks. Will send more reports once I get to work and have better access. Love to all. Laura

August 30, 2005 9:03 AM  

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