Friday, August 31, 2012

And the aftermath begins.......

Just talked to my brother.  He ives in Laplace.  They were told to stay because they had no flooding in the area and the officials actually downgraded the flood potential to nothing.  And the worst of the rains had passed.  

Then an hour later, they were  standing in water that was rising so fast they had 10 minutes to get out.  They have two dogs who got in the truck, but the cats panicked and scattered.  Kenny figured they could get on top of things and would do ok.  So they turned their attention to Blossom the Pig.  Blossom was in sheer panic and would not allow herself to be put in the truck.  She hates riding anyway.

The water was nearing their knees in the next 10 minutes and they knew if they didn’t move at that moment they would not get the vehicles out.  So they had to leave Blossom behind.  

Just now, Kenny was calling from the house, he found her in her pighouse.  She didn’t make it.

And there is three feet of water in their house.    They stayed in Lafayette last night but have a friend who has an empty rent house they will use.  He is trying to see what he can salvage, in a skiff, in his flooded house.

I cannot imagine.


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your brother's house and losing Blossom. How could officials be so wrong!

  2. sorry about your brother's house, hope he will be able to get the house cleaned up fast before mold sets in. Sorry about the pig
    We ended up not having much of anything here in my neck of the woods, rain and wind but no trees down!

  3. oh that is terrible! my heart goes out to your brother and poor blossom - I just have no words.

  4. Oh my gosh! I can't imagine the loss. We are so fortunate to have made it through relatively unscathed.

  5. LaPlace is absolutely awful!! You really cannot imagine, but I am one of the lucky ones--no water in my house, power and running water back on. Last night, as I walked my children out, a National Guard Humvee was patrolling the neighborhood--comforting, and discomforting at the same time. So sorry to hear about your brother's loss.


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