Hurricane Gustav

Well, here it is Thursday, Sept. 4th and I finally made it back to work after Hurricane Gustav roared through Louisiana on Monday. Luckily my family and I made out ok, just a few tree branches fell and a few boards on my fence were blown off. Nothing I can fix. But around the city people have it much worse. Utility crews are fixing what they can quicky to establish power for residents and businesses, so people can get back to a normal life.

Since I didn't have to work at my full time job for a few days, I took a drive around the city and to a few other closer towns nearby to see the destruction, what I saw were a lot of trees uprooted or snapped in half, utility poles were either on the ground or leaning and some minor flooding. The people in our community were prepared for this hurricane, I think because of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita 3 years ago that people listened to the warnings. Majority of residents fled to nearby states like Arkansas or Texas.

We were lucky that Gustav came in as a Cat 2 and hauled A•• through, instead of sitting on us and strengthening. I will be uploading some of the photos sometime next week to show how the wind damage was.

Photo credits: Eti Swinford.


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I'm from Italy. Abruzzo exactly we never have hurricane. I can't imagine what could have happened. I see some in television news. Glad to hear that you and your family are ok.



Yes glad you are ok.My prayers go out to all


I too weathered Gustav and have been dealing with that for the past several days. I live near Baton Rouge and am still without power with no idea how long it will be before I get it. I'm uploading photos also and hope to have them online soon. Glad to hear you made out as well as you did. There are many who weren't so lucky.


Glad Gustav left you virtually unscathed. I am in South Florida looking at Ike as his eye looks back at me.. I am less than a mile from the Beach so wish me and mine luck.


Glad you're back! I'm not going to offer to help with the repairs, though........................


Very good to hear that you and your family are safe. Good luck with the repairs and perhaps take a positive approach to the situation by capturing some new images.


Glad to hear that you came through the storm with so little damage. Good luck with the repairs and new pix.

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