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Uptown New Orleans – report from the frontlines

By September 1, 2005katrina

                                                                  

NO ANARCHY UPTOWN                                                   

by Daisycat, 9/1/05 16:50 ET                                              

My brother lives uptown and walked from St. Charles to Tchopitoulous on Napoleon only an hour ago. He saw no violence, no signs of looting, just   rescue efforts and calm residents. It’s definitely not anarchy there. He’s now doing a more thorough walk of the neighborhood and I’ll post his notes

when he gets back.                                                         

                                                                     

My brother is finally back from his walking tour of Uptown. This is what   he has to report as of Wednesday afternoon:                                                         

                                                                           

He walked Napoleon from Tchoupitloulous to St. Charles and went over as    far upriver (west) as Valance and downriver as Marengo. He meandered       almost every block within this area. Nowhere did he see any significant    damage, apart from downed trees (only 1 downed live oak) and a couple of

small power lines. Absolutely no violence, vandalism or looting of         residences (not even on St. Charles in that section). No flooding in this  area at all.                                                               

                                       

There is flooding from Jackson to Napoleon as far down as St. Charles.     A police officer reported that the water was 5-6 foot deep at Baptist      Hospital on Napoleon and Willow.                                          

                                                                           

Right now they are ferrying people up and down St. Charles and from the    neighborhoods by airboat and they’re staging them for evacuation at Copeland’s at St. Charles/Napoleon. It seems to be running very smoothly,  although some people look shellshocked.                                    

                                                                           

Most of the people remaining in this area want to stay if they are allowed and are fairly optimistic.                                                

                                                                           

                                                                           

He says that people from this area shouldn’t worry about their houses.     They’ll be fine after a good cleanup.                                      If there is more info., I will post it.                                    

                                                                           

Good luck to you all.


P.S. If you appreciate these kinds of observations, you might want to read this as well.

7 Comments

  • jacque ritchie says:

    Jeremy Clark,

    Melanie made it out and is in Albuquerque Hope you made it.

  • Mojavejoe says:

    What is the condtion of Loyola and Tulane??Does anyone know?

  • Tina says:

    SORRY IF I OFFENDED TOO MANY OF YOU..BUT I AM THINKING..be FUCKING PREPARED..duh!!!!!

  • Tina says:

    1) Grow a garden2) HAVE A DAILY CONVERSTION WITH YOUR SPIRITUAL CENTER (gOD) ETC3.) REALIZR THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR FAMILY AND NEARBY FRIENDS NO MATTER WHAT4) tHE eARTH IS always IN CHARGE

  • Tina says:

    Help is on the way..authorities are going full bore to get help immediatly..hang the fuck on…DUH!!!! this has never happened in this country before..imp-assable freeways and bridges..no telecom etc..DUH come on..hang on//help in unprecedented ways is coming in immediatly!!1 I swear to god!praying for all of you..alwaysfrom the bullshit comfort of California

  • tina says:

    the majjor media is solely concentrating on unparalled reports of looting, lawlelessness and murder..i have ben watching for three days and the emphasis, apart from the refugee sit..is LOooting and murder and lawllessness..people dying in shelters..ambulance drivers being hijacked etc..insane!!this lateat web log post sounds idyllic..i am sorry that is not what is being reported on API!~

  • Tigerpixie says:

    Hi, I am a friend of Harmony St. Charles. She asked me to let you know that she, her family & all her pets are fine. They are with other family members in Georgia. She doesn’t have internet right now and will update as soon as she can. I hope that you and your family are also ok too.

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