Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Hurricane Gustav
Today is 9 days since Hurricane Gustav hit Louisiana. We were without power for 5 1/2 days. Yes, it was hot, and uncomfortable, but you know what? We didn't have any major damage, just a bunch of mess in the yard. We lost a couple of trees way in the back, but I am very grateful today. I have seen so many homes with trees 2 and 3 feet in diameter on top of their cars, garages and several right through the homes themselves. Here are a few pictures of the damage I have seen.

There is a truck and a garage under this tree.There is a 2 foot diameter pine tree through the middle of this home. The home is brand new.Another photo of the pine tree going through the house.

There were lots of pine tree (very large ones) that fell, but there were also LOTS of huge live oaks, white oaks, and water oaks that were just uprooted and just layed down. t is truly a shame that so many beautiful oak trees were destroyed or mamed in the Louisiana area. I know we are lucky though even through the destruction we did have, because there are areas that were hit a lot harder than we were.

I want to thank our Governor, our power companies and the folks that work for them, the folks that came from out of state to help us, the neighbors helping neighbors, families helping families, etc. Everyone pulled together and did what we had to do to help each other.

Ok, I am babbling now, so I will stop about all of this.

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  • At 10:01 PM, Blogger Renee

    Glad y'all made it through okay, Cindy Lou! Yes, on lunch. What day is good for you?