Sunday, September 7, 2008

After Gustav

We are still without power but hopeful that it's coming soon. We think that within Hurricane Gustav we got our own special tornado, which whirled off the tops of three of our biggest trees. We had 15 or so very large branches fall, 4 or 5 of them so large they could have crushed our cars. None of them fell on our house or cars however; we are very

Damage in Baton Rouge is extensive with most people still without power and most traffic lights still down. Many trees were completely ripped out of the ground or snapped in half. There are large piles of debris in front of every lawn.

Two people, an old couple, were killed when a tree fell on their daughter's home, to where they had evacuated from Abbeville.

It's hard to get ahold of either food or gas with long lines at the very few places that are open. We had a curfew of 6 for a few days, and then 8, and now it's 10. If you don't make it into wherever you're trying to go by 9, you're sunk.

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