|6 am Wed|
The storm has virtually stopped just off the coast below New Orleans. I fell alseep around 1 pm last night, and when I woke at 4:45 am I surely thought I would be seeing rain and wind and that we would have no electricity. Very little rain had fallen, none in my rain guage even. So I rushed in and washed my hair and used my electricity while I had it to blow dry.
You can see the wind outside is stronger, we are probably at 30-35
mph now. But there is virtually no difference in the 6 am and the 10 pm last night. We are still at the edge between the blue and the red. Bad, bad bad for Louisiana and Mississippi.
The poor people in the lower parishes are getting beaten by this storm. $14.5 Billion was spent on incresasing the levees. But one levee that had not been topped in Katrina was not touched. his time it was overtopped and there is 5 feet of water in the homes there in Plaquemines Parish. Now the Emergency Responders have to go in and rescue them. Stupid people should have left during the MANDATORY evacuation!
Grand Isle is suffering a lot of damage and high water. We have many friends with camps and one who lives there following her retirement. Wiht no cameras there, it is impossible to tell what damage is happening, but with the storm stalled over the area there seems to be no end.
Dogs went out, paper was delivered and we are still waiting