Monday, August 29, 2005

He Came Toward Them, Walking on the Sea

From The Times-Picayune:

Monday, 8:05 p.m.

At St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter, two large trees were uprooted
in the courtyard behind the church. Branches were strewn all over the
place.

But a statue of Jesus, arms outstretched, stood unscathed and became the
subject of great excitement among visitors.


Evacuees scattered across the nation have been pretty upset by the coverage of the 24-hour news networks, it seems. Of course, they want to know about their own neighborhoods, which is understandable. I want to know about my hometown, too, but I've only heard scattered information from friends in the Baton Rouge area. Of course, it's impossible right now for many journalists to get into storm-ravaged areas, let alone report on specific neighborhoods. My advice to all evacuees looking for local info: Check the websites for WWL or The Times-Picayune. Also check out the blogs linked in the previous post.