I am glad I FINALLY have power! Do not get me wrong, I am VERY grateful that I still have a home to power, but the last week sucked- no AC, no gas, suffering people flooding in, no sleep while helping others, no communications, cell phone, computer,land line, etc! I had not seen pictures of the event (and radio just doesn't seem to cut it anymore) until last night, but I have experienced aspects of the evacuation efforts. It seems surreal until you actually talk face to face with someone that now has nothing except their clothes - not even knowledge of any living family or friends. All of SE LA will be changed forever, many evacuees that I have talked to do not plan on returning to New Orleans - They have nothing to return to and will have new lives before they would be allowed to. It is great to see all of the help coming in, but horrible to see all the death and trauma that delay has caused. Everything I have heard on the radio and now see on TV has been minimized - the real life version has been horrible for those forced to live it (I again count my blessings that a mere few miles provided me).
Live Katrina Post, then no power