Monday, September 8, 2008

Gustav evacuees return to Ike fears

I never used someone else's photo on this site before, but I thought this photo caught the feeling of what is going on in New Orleans. This is a FEMA photo by Barry Bahler. I used it on my new site IDoNotLikeIke where I am keeping up with the storm and trying to document somewhat the feeling that an approaching storm brings to residents in along the Gulf of Mexico. (take a look -- frequent updates)

The evacuees assisted by the cities, state and feds ae returning to the area by bus, train and plane. Most schools are opening back up today except in some parishes closer to the Gulf.
Power for Entergy, the largest provider of electricity in the region is more than 80% restored by an army of 14,000 workers from 24 states. Here's a excerpt from an Entergy presentation that shows how fast the power was restored in the New Orleans area.

Disaster relief programs are just getting into full gear. Meanwhile the eye on Ike continues.

--steve buser

11 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Glad NO is getting back to normal, and we sure hope Ike evaporates! Many of the community colleges in Alabama,including the one in Selma, hosted Gustav evacuees.

Barbara Rahal said...

oh god, good they are back safe and sound!!! did you go away steve?? hope you are all good and safe with your family and beloved ones!!!

Eki Akhwan said...

I'm concerned of the threats Gustav and now Ike are posing to New Orleans and the states locate along the Gulf of Mexico. I just learned about them today from the news at Indonesian tv stations. I hope and pray that Ike will soon evaporate and New Orleans and the surrounding areas will be saved and unharmed and that life will return to normal as soon as possible.

JM said...

That photo shows great signs of understandable joy and relief!... Let's now hope Ike will loose all his strengh and everyone can stay calm.

Tommy V said...

I am glad NO was spared this time. I sure hope Ike stays away too.

Abraham Lincoln said...

My son used to complain about the hurricanes after he moved to Florida back 31 years ago. His first one was a terrorizing experiences. Now, he seldom says anything unless, like one recent one, they destroy his business or his home and then that is about all he talks about.

I like your idea of trying to keep tabs on Ike but what comes after that?

Columbo said...

Glad that things are returning a little to normal. Hopefully Ike will continue west and miss New Orleans.

Virginia said...

Back home at last! Hope you all get to stay there. My daughter got to visit with some Katrina evacuees last weekend when they returned to B'ham for a short stay with relatives. Good to catch up with friends well made.

Lynette said...

Thanks, Steve, for all of this.

Jules said...

Gosh it is so distruptive but there is no choice is there? Hurricanes are so changeable. Ike is looking bad too - hope it dies out quickly!!!

photowannabe said...

A return to normalcy???I really hope that that can happen. Who knows what normal is anymore.
On my way to see your new blog now. Stay safe please.