Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Evaced, or Life Before the News
Sorry about the mass email, but it's the most efficient way to get the news out, what news I have. I evacuated to Jackson, MS with my friends Gavin and Allison and all the animals - my cat, their cat, their two dogs, and the kitten they found by the road while they were evacuating.
We're all physically fine, but emotionally not so much. The power is out here, but we're running on a generator (it's a nice house, so there's that). Cable is out and it's hard to get news, so you all might know more than us. We've got phone, but I can't get any cell service. The land line number here is XXXXXX, but it's hard to get through and right now I'm using it for this email. We heard this morning that the levee broke and the water from Lake Pontchartrain spilled into New Orleans. The house I just bought and spent four weeks renovating is no doubt under water, though how much is hard to say. To the roof wouldn't surprise me. I have no idea when I'll be able to get back into the city - it could be weeks. I'm okay, though. New Orleans people - send news of yourselves and let me know you're okay. -Dale