sigh...the weather is at it again...Now Hurricane Lili. The water still hasn't receded in many places from Isadore.
Here is a related story regarding what would be MY evacuation route:
Drat! The pictures were pretty dramatic, one showed the top OF A BUS only...it was submerged. And? It was also discovered during Isadore, that several pumping stations in my little corner of the swamp are not equipped with emergency generators. Which means, of course, if there is a power outage (and there usually is) we cannot even count on that to pump out the 1/2 inch of water an hour (inadequate, still but better than nothing) which generally saves our butts during a typical storm.
AND? There were several breaks in the levee system--some so severe that local residents took it upon themselves to make "makeshift" sandbags to shore up the levee themselves--DURING THE STORM, in a desperate (and in one case, successful) effort to save their neighborhoods.
Obviously, there has been no time to address any of these issues properly.
AND? Just ONE month ago? WE SOLD OUR BOAT!!!
So...how about it? Can I crash at your place for awhile? I'll bring the beer...