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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 [...]

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!) [...]

Power up on the Point!

I’m on the phone right now with Algiers Point. Power had been out for most of the day, but as we were speaking, the lights came on! It’s pretty hard to know whether that will hold, but FWIW, he got the AC running and everything, so things are looking UP there. James thinks he may [...]

West Bank — so far, looking good

LOTS of folks googling in for information on Algiers. Near as I can tell, the West Bank is experiencing pretty minor damage (relatively), and it’s all due to wind. Tree limbs, etc. I’ve heard nothing at all about flooding. So far so good.