Now that Isaac has passed we are left with the aftermath.
Most people still do not have power- we do (it’s a mystery).
Trees are down, pulling with them electrical wires and crashing through fences, and over intersections, and through roofs. But not on people.
There have been only (this seems a bad choice of words) three deaths directly related to the storm: a husband and wife found floating at the 8 ft. ceiling level of their home outside of the levee protection system (as a point of fact, these areas were under a mandatory evacuation, but some refused to leave), and a ninety year old man that died due to heat exhaustion in his 9th-ward flat.
Most people are just pissed off (and hot)- but alive.
But what about the animals?
The LASPCA evacuated their furry charges to their sister shelter in Dallas, Texas. Recent history (aka: after Katrina lessons) tells us they will all be adopted. Happy ending.
However, on a recent walk-about the neighborhood, I found several cats (that were left inside stores to ride out the storm) …still in the stores- with no power, maybe no food, and most certainly dried up water bowls. Have I mentioned it’s HOT?
I’m so upset I don’t know what more to say, except I’m contemplating a ‘break-out’.
|Photo taken from outside looking through glass window pane
on Magazine Street
(six days w/o power at this address)