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.