Tuesday, August 30, 2005

You can't imagine

Imagine sitting in a hotel room where there is power, and seeing your house underwater. This sucks you guys. It really sucks that emergency workers are having to rescue people that didn't leave their houses when they were told. All of this sucks. Those twin span bridges are ruined, and it's a horrible devistation. Evidently the levees did finally break, and now the french quarter is starting to flood. It's right now as of 2pm est under 9 inches. It doesn't sound like a lot, but when you're standing in it, it is a lot of water. The Yacht clubhouse was burning, with no way for it to be put out. There is right now film of something burning in downtown new orleans, but i'm not sure what it is. Lets not forget though, New orleans is NOT the only place affected by this shitty thing. Mississippi, Alabama, and a little bit of florida have all been affected by this. This blog by Wesa Turtle has a really great summary of some of the things that have happened to New Orleans. There have not been many reports of what's going on in Mississippi or Alabama, but I'm sure there will be soon. Nobody will be going home for days because there is no way in and no way out. And the people stuck in new orleans, that the coast guard is helping right now, maybe next time you'll heed the warnings and get the hell out. Good luck everybody.



You are certainly right about all of this. It really saddens me very, very much. Thanks for sharing your experience with the rest of us.

6:24 PM  

The hurricanes I was in were nothing like this one,(they were a lot smaller.) I'm very worried about the people in the south, especially Mississippi, and I hope they can come out of this with their heads above the water.

6:27 PM  

I wish I didn't have to post what I've been finding. Living in Puget Sound, Seattle...everyone has asked if I could imagine it. I can't. Downtown Seatle is roughly at sea level, but far removed from the actual ocean. We get no hurricanes, hardly any worry about tsunami, and really, the only destructive thing we could experience is an earthquake. The total and absolute amount of destruction, loss of life and property in New Orleans is just beyond anything I can bring to my mind.

11:47 AM  

Even the destruction of the hurricanes that cruised through here last year was amazing. It was downed trees that were snapped at the base, and roofs were torn off, etc etc... And those were baby hurricanes. It's hard to believe that you're seeing it with your real eyes, and not on the telly. Really, it wasn't a hurricane that hit new orleans, it was a massive tornado with rain. I know how you feel. where i was living before here was a place where a snow storm that snapped tree limbs was the worst thing to happen, it's hard if not impossible to imagine what it's like to sit in that kind of weather. I cannot imagine what it must be like for all of those people who have lost everything. I can't begin to imagine.

11:59 AM  

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