August 28, 2005

Big Trouble in the Big Easy

Katrina is now a catagory five hurrican. The scale goes to five. It is on track to hit New Orleans directly. The city in under a manditory evacuation order. The reports are now using words like "doomsday scenario" and "catastrophic." The storm is also going to hammer US oil operations, so everybody is going to feel pain from Katrina. Nothing left to do but brace yourselves.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Craig

This is your New Orleans correspondent reporting in on Hurricane Katrina. To tell you the truth, I'm not in New Orleans at the moment, I'm in kentucky, heading towards some family members in Cincinnati. We were going to ride out the storm (we felt pretty safe in our apt. on the 7th flr) but I am so thankful that Mayor Ray Nagin made it mandatory to get the hell out, the first time a mayor has claimed authority to do this in metro New Orleans. And of course, since I have a vested interest, I've paid close attention to the news and photos of the city. Now although the doomsday scenario for New Orleans did not happen, there is still CATASTROPHIC damage to all of Southeastern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coastlines. Water is 12 ft. or higher in certain parts of New Orleans and nearly every building is sustaining anywhere from mild damage to total devastation. I am so nervous about my apartment and I have no idea when we will be allowed to go back into the city... likely no less than several days, possibly much longer. But I just thought you might want to know that I am OK... and desperately hoping that I have not lost all my possessions.

This is Yanina, reporting from Kentucky... out.