Category Archives: baton rouge
Got cell phone report from East Baton Rouge (Highland Road area) from my brother Billy’s Crackberry: “Windy as a MF! Ronnie is down 4 trees and part of his fence. Good news is we are on a generator and are earning an “A” in beer management. Sitting on his porch watching the scrum.” Not sure [...]
Last weekend got off to a great start when I managed to get a picture of the DYK anthology on display in the airport bookstore. Right below Rising Tide, right next to River Road Recipes, and if you look closely at those blue books on the top shelf, that’s A Confederacy of Dunces. Fine, fine [...]
Brother Bill reports that the bayou in his neighborhood in Prairieville was flowing backwards yesterday as the last of the rain bands passed over head. After Katrina he needed some roof repair. After Rita, he now needs a completely new roof. No power, but his best friend is a building contractor so he’s set up [...]
Sam Flory blogs from the shelter. Updated frequently, really gives you a good view into what goes on. Thanks to Melanie for the link.
UPDATE: They’re all fine!
I’m at work this morning and I can get streaming video from WWL TV pretty easily now. You have no idea how comforting it is to hear real New Orleans accents, real New Orleans voices. I don’t know if it’s just better connectivity today, or if my powerbook just wasn’t dealing as well as my [...]
Finally heard from brother Bill in Baton Rouge. They lost a tree, lost some roof tiles, have no power, but the house is OK, no water damage or anything. They’re hanging out at mom-in-law’s condo; she’s on the same part of the power grid as Our Lady of the Lake hospital, so power has been [...]