Five years ago: All Katrina, All The Time
It's Sunday. Hurricane Katrina is headed our way. She's a Category 5 hurricane and she is enormous. She's due to come ashore near New Orleans tomorrow morning. Most of the residents and businesses there have evacuated or are in the process of evacuation. We've made the decision to stay home and ride it out. Mom is coming up from Kenner to stay with us. CrabAppleLane is about 15 miles north of Interstate 12 and evacuation is voluntary. The area south of I-12 is under a mandatory evacuation order. It's very calm here. We're about as ready as we can be. We've been through hurricanes before. We can fend for ourselves for a few days. We expect services to be restored before we run out of anything. They always are.
5 song iTune shuffle from the CrabAppleLane Five Star playlist:
- Prairie Wedding - Mark Knopfler - Sailing To Philadelphia
- You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest - Living After Midnight
- Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) - The Hollies - Rock Of The 70's
- Not Fragile (Quad Mix) - Bachman-Turner Overdrive - The Anthology [Disc 2]
- In My Time Of Dying - Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti [Disc 1]
The Saints might have plucked another exciting young running back from the ranks of the undrafted. Rookie Chris Ivory turned a swing pass into a tackle-breaking, zigzagging, 76-yard score in New Orleans' 36-21 preseason victory over the San Diego Chargers on Friday night.
Quote from said blog: "Two days after Katrina hit, 80% of New Orleans was flooded and some places were 15 feet under water. The storm supposedly caused 50 breaches in levees, built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers."
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