September 26th, 2002


Stories from the storm

I'm reading posts from people in New Orleans. Obviously, tonight is not a night for sleep, given that Isadore has come a-knockin'.

Some extracts from some of the people in the Big Easy...

"The weather is awesome, it's flooded so high .. It's worse than Sporkmas."

"we'll probably lose power sometime in the next four hours. see everyone when entergy's turned us back on."

"My house is flooding for the second time tonight. I started drinking an hour ago, it allows me to regain my humor at this time."

"i would dance on hot coals naked for a cigarette. Alas i am stranded at my moms house with no way out. the street is mega deep flooded."

"my power went out around 11....scary shit...".... "after the power came back, i put on the t.v. and it said there was a tornado warning for jefferson mouth dropped! hurricanes are one thing, but tornadoes are a whole hell of a lot different...homie don't play dat!"

"Sure, my street is flooded, but I also live like 2 blocks from a bunch of bars (ie Fat City). A friend and I are about to bare the rain and wind of Tropical Storm Isidore to get out to this freaking place. It's been almost an hour since my birthday began so video poker and booze - here I come!"

current music: The sound of falling raindrops - 16 hours straight

No posts out of New Orleans for the past 30 minutes, which seems kinda odd. I suspect that they've had some major power outages, but it could be that everyone is sleeping, I guess.

Play safe, New Orleans. Whatever gets you through the night...

the morning after...

So, what was the aftermath of Isadore?

"The only damage I noticed were branches and one telephone pole snapped in half."

"Couldn't actually get to where I work at .... So I said "fuck it", and started to head back home. And that is when the excitement began ..... The other side of the road, on which I'd have to drive to get home, was under water. Luckily/thankfully (all praise to Allah, Jehovah, the Goddess, etc.), I was able to get through by driving with my left tires up on the median .... It was actually pretty scarey, and after I got past the water, I was shaking a bit. So I'm home now, and don't intend to go anywhere, anytime soon."

"Lots of rain, some winds, street flooding but I stayed high and dry, no more water under the door."

"I will never begrudge my huge water/sewerage bill ever again. "

"Power went out at about 12:15 last night. Some baka hit a transformer. Even though I like being out of classes, I want to go home... "

"calm calm day, no rain, just muted grey skies, chirping birds, and water stains all over; nothing dry, inside or out, even if it didn't get wet... but so silent, everywhere... cars still parked hither tither on the neutral ground on St. Claude, the usual crowd of cubanos y hondurenos lounging outside the airconditioner repair shop by Dora's...hola, hola, to everyone... worked with one guy in the Penguin Brigade... they all stare at me as I walk towards the shop, in a stupor, as though they were watching the world from inside a bubble; a hello is usually a little shocking to them, unless good music is playing and then a little dance is in order..."

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