Archive for the 'Louisiana' Category

Hello? Is this Polimom?

Five years sounds like a blink of an eye to me most of the time… but the days following Katrina, and the chaos and emotion that lived on this blog then, seem much longer ago than that. Is it really only five years? Amazing to me that this date nearly slipped by without my realizing [...]

Saints. Sunday. Be there.

Okay.  So it’s no secret that I’m a rabid New Orleans Saints fan.  Have been for decades;  even went through the “Ain’ts” stage, complete with bag on head. This year, though, is altogether different.  They’re playing Sunday against Minnesota for a chance at all the marbles.  The winner goes to the Superbowl. Yes, the Superbowl.  [...]

Nagin sets up the next disaster

So… the evacuation in front of Gustav went extremely well. Preparations were made for security, information seemed to be more comprehensive, and for the most part, people listened. That’s a good thing, because hurricanes, as everybody knows, are extremely unpredictable. Furthermore, the repairs to the levees are neither complete, nor tested. But by Monday night, [...]

Power problems in New Orleans

Looks like Algiers Point is one of the very few places that has power in NOLA — and I’m told that it’s somewhat spotty. In fact, according to this post at GulfSails, New Orleans is off the grid altogether. And might be for quite a while. What a mess. Dodge the bullet, and end up [...]

Conditions on the Point

I can hardly tell you how much fun it was to talk to Algiers Point just now. Couldn’t be a bigger contrast to the situation in 2005. I’m told that there’s power for the most part, though one or two streets may not yet have it. (Parts of Pelican St. never lost power at all!) [...]