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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

submerged

I just got off the phone with my friend. her family is alright, her friends are alright. I know not everyone was as lucky.

her parents got out of town early. a friend is stuck in a hospital with her boyfriend and dog.

her grandparents lost their home. her parents don't know how badly flooded theirs is. the water level is going to rise even more. more people will lose everything.

the beautiful and eclectic Big Easy will never be the same. the pictures hint at the devestation. water up to rooftops. destruction in every neighborhood.

lives are lost. both those that have passed, and those that will never be the same. lives measured in pictures and by outstanding architecture. none of it spared.

the residents there and in Mississippi have no homes. no food. no water. they have nowhere to go. my cousin is down there trying to help. they have no place to move these people that have lost everything.

they really could use our help!

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Ha! No kidding. Rather than renew my internet personal ad, I sent a check to the Red Cross.

I needed a break, anyway.

Robb said...

I'm glad to hear your friend's friends and family are ok. I can't believe the destruction down there.

GlitterGlamGirl05 said...

I'm glad all your friends and family are safe. Utter devastation (? spelling)....the sadness is amazing.