It is different waiting and watching Gustav, than it was to do such three years ago with Katrina. Then I sort of knew one person in New Orleans. Now that one person is a dear, dear friend. In three years I have made many more friends. I know what they have been through the past 3 years. I know how hard they have fought to rebuild their homes and save their beloved city. It has been a long struggle in which they have been patient and brave and angry and determined and always still of good humor. Theare New Orleanians.Three years ago I didn’t know what that means. This time I do. And so I have a sick feeling in my stomach and a sadness in my heart knowing they must once again drive away from home, not knowing when they will return or what they will return to. To unbelievably have to face that terrible unknown, once again, all too soon.
Keep New Orleans and the people of New Orleans in your heart and thoughts and prayers and let’s hope…
Here are some links:
Kevin Allman of Best of New Orleans blog writes and has pics of his evacuation to and arrival in Jackson.
Ray in New Orleans is twittering updates.Can be read at his blog.
Maitri has a photo of anempty Bourbon Street on Decadence Saturday Night.
You can go to our NOLA blogroll in the right hand sidebar to read more and leave some love in the comments.