Sunday, August 28, 2005

Katrina and Friends (Part 1 of ?) ...

From the road:

Slidell, LA: The only thing on anyone's mind today has to be Katrina. It is no longer a question of when to evacuate New Orleans, it is where you are headed.

"Where?" is not as simple a question as it seems because accommodations can be a problem. A friend of ours called this morning from Starkville MS to say that she still felt in harm's way, but the closest motel rooms she could find were in Pine Bluff, AR and Huntsville AL.

We implemented what is affectionately called the "Susan plan." This is so brilliant that I am reluctant to disclose it, but we don't have enough readers to cause any problems for us next time. Just don't tell anyone else.

The plan begins with us leaving on the day that most people spend gathering enough information for an informed decision on evacuation. We leave early (Susan woke me up at 5 a.m. this time, for a 6 a.m. departure). We drive to Slidell (LA, 30 miles NE from home) and stay with friends (the best, those Neubauers) there.

We watch TV in Slidell to see whether the current threat is for real. Since we are so close to home, if we did not have to leave, we spend some quality time with our friends and return. This time, of course, we spent Saturday with the gravity of this situation becoming all too clear.

Normally we then go to Covington LA, 30 miles west of Slidell, and 50 miles from home, where it is usually far enough away to ride out the storm. Not this time.

We are currently on our way to Tuscaloosa AL, home of the Crimson Tide. Tune in Thursday for what happened from there.


jbv's Competitive Edge 


Blogger Marie said...

As soon as possible.......please let us know how you're doing. I am loking for a friend's daughter. They live in Covington. All I know is that she went just north of Bogalusa. If you know what's going on there please let me know.

Thanks marie

10:39 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I hope everything is going well for your and your family during these difficult times.

Everyone is saying prayers for the people affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Deliberate Chaos

5:20 PM  
Blogger Jeff Sadow said...

Let us know how you both are doing. I'm really hoping against hope you'll have things to return to. Tell Susan I'll take care of her refugee undergraduates who have wandered over here.
-- JDS

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