Monday, August 29, 2005

Northshore

Local television is showing some footage from the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain--lots of flooding and fallen trees, power lines, etc. I-12 is technically open, but exits are blocked by State Troopers.

I-10 suffered some damage mostly east of New Orleans. Heard that it's closed around Slidell--don't know about west of NOLA, but my understanding is that anyone trying to make it between BR and NOLA will get turned away. Ascension Parish still has large areas without electricity.

LaPlace (20 miles west of NOLA) had heavy flooding and wind damage.

More footage from the city--the Fair Grounds horse race track, which also hosts Jazz Fest, is partly submerged. Looks like the roof of the grandstand was partly blown away.

Supposedly there will be some aerial video of St. Bernard Parish forthcoming. This and New Orleans East, according to reports, suffered the worst damage; however, it looks like at least parts of almost every neighborhood have at least localized flooding.

Back in a bit.

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