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Short Update

I am increasingly saddened and worried by the situation in New Orleans. I have just started seeing pictures of the flooding and devastation since I got back to work yesterday at an office here in Jackson. It is so difficult to see the images of the desperate people who were unable to leave because of lack of transportation and are now battling the flood waters and heat along with the lack of drinking water and food.

I just wanted to do a quick update. Juannie, the pups and I are fine. We are so lucky to have power and a dry place to stay with our dear friend in Jackson. We do not have cable or internet where we are staying so I have not been able to post. My family is fine. My parents decided at the last minute to evacuate and it is such a good thing that they did. My parents live about a mile from Juannie and me. We think that we had at least two feet of water in our houses based on reports from that area.

Please contact your Senators and Representatives and ask them to move quickly to provide aid for all of the people affected by Katrina in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. And please pray for everyone affected. It will be at least a month before I can return to my house in Kenner and several months before most people living in the city of New Orleans will be able to get home because of the massive flooding there.

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weelisa
Sep. 2nd, 2005 11:22 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you've updated, Silver! I was wondering about you - especially after last night when I was at my in-laws and finally saw all the footage on CNN. People picking through garbage - an old lady who said she hadn't eaten in three days.

A month away from home - you poor thing! But it is great news that you can still work. Your attitude is amazing considering what has happened - I'd probably be a complete basket case.

I know I keep saying this, but best of luck, m'dear!
silverdee
Sep. 2nd, 2005 11:43 am (UTC)
I have a moment of utter despair once a day. That's all I can allow myself. Too much to do and too many people to check up on which is a full time occupation because communications via land line and cell phones are not working well in this part of the world.

Thanks for thinking about me! I need all the positivity I can get right now.
ericisrad
Sep. 2nd, 2005 11:45 am (UTC)
Glad to hear you're okay! I don't really know anybody who lives out there except for a few people on my LJ list.
earlgreyhot
Sep. 2nd, 2005 11:47 am (UTC)
Good to hear an update from you!
My thoughts are with you and your friends and neighbours from NO.
luxlis
Sep. 2nd, 2005 12:01 pm (UTC)
It's great to hear from you and I'm glad to hear that everyone is doing well. Keep your spirits up!
vwip
Sep. 2nd, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
Good to hear from you. Glad that you and yours are okay.
sofvckinghot
Sep. 6th, 2005 11:11 am (UTC)
((HUGS))
I have not spent much time on LJ recently so I missed your prior updates. I am so grateful that you and your family are safe. Your material losses are comparitively immaterial. I know you will miss your things and your stuff but being alive is the most important thing.

xoxoxoxo
Bonnie
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