by alexp (1475 Posts), Sun Aug 28, 2005 06:46 pm
we're all fine up here. I'm expecting some bad weather and power outages, but that's about it. The grocery stores were packed yesterday, but not so bad today. Lots and lots of people coming in from down south.
Jimmy (DH) is a "first responder" due to his job (social worker for LA DH&H, he works with people with developmental disabilities), so he may have to go down south at any time to work in a shelter - he'd be working with people from nursing homes, developmental ceters, etc. I'm trying to get him shaved, bathed and a bag packed as I type this, LOL. But I hope that he doesn't have to go...I hope there's no need. It's not looking good, though, is it? [:(]
Cara, I am so sad about NO. I am praying it doesn't hit there. What I don't understand is - we've known this was coming for hundreds of years - why hasn't the state done something about it? When I think about all those people lined up to go in the superdome because they are just going to be stuck there it breaks my heart. Not to mention the absolute environmental disaster it is going to be (think about "cancer alley" flooding - god) and all the cultural treasures that stand to be destroyed.
I can't imagine no more Pat O's, no more Audobon zoo, etc. I don't usually get all involved with weather stuff, but it looks like katrina is going to be a real b****.