Tuesday, August 02, 2005

My block: 7am

"Clean Up On Street 7"
If you look close enough, you will see two shopping carts in this photo. Every morning, Mr. White Truck goes around the block collecting abandoned carts from the day before. Today, he's yet to arrive.


At 9:38 PM, Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

can you imagine a before and after photo-blog of scenes from New Orleans? devastating.

At 10:25 PM, Blogger jsbankston said...

Thousands of refugees are being taken to the Astrodome, to Dallas, to Austin even. In addition to all the other economic troubles this storm will bring about, I wonder what effect thousands of unemployed and possibly unemployable homeless people will have on the host cities. Do cities have contingencies planned out for such an influx?

I don't mean to sound uncharitable--we can't leave them in the Superdome--but I just wonder after NO dries out and they start letting people back how many will actually come back.

At 10:26 PM, Blogger jsbankston said...

The photos on nola.com, the site of the "New Orleans Times-Picayune" (which is only publishing online right now), has some awful pictures.

At 10:44 PM, Blogger jsbankston said...


This aerial picture can be enlarged. Superdome is round thing towards bottom. French Quarter is at left bend of river at bottom. Lake at top. The streets that look green have standing water. The City Park is big green rectangle.

At 11:39 PM, Anonymous JJones said...

I have some friends and their families that live in the greater New Orleans area. They were allowed back to their homes today to gather what they could. They found their homes destroyed. Their entire neighborhood will more than likely be razed to the ground. Once they were done, they were told to not come back for at least a month.

I've also heard the power company isn't going to repair the damage, it's far too extensive. They're going to redesign the entire power grid and start over. Unreal.

At 6:19 AM, Blogger jsbankston said...

It seems the evacuation of the Superdome is currently on hold because somebody is taking pot shots at the helicopters involved.

I will say it's impressive to see how many people have New Orleans connections and are getting the word out about all sorts of things to others in a similar position.

At 9:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the devastation is unreal, thanks for forwarding the links

...now about that 2nd shopping cart...?

At 10:41 AM, Blogger tj1972 said...

You need to click on the photo and expand it to find the other cart. It's behind the light pole.

At 2:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

not to make light of our own problems- ever, but we all seem to lose sight of the ravages that befall the rest of the world.
this storm was bad, but at almost the same time 600 iraqies were trampled to-death; how many lives were lost in the tsunami, and how many people die every day in africa because they have nothing other than rampant disease and corruption?
we need to get some perspective- and, stop crying about gas prices- wich start at $1++ per LITRE in the rest of the free world.

At 11:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen to that.


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