The first is a quote from Bayou Fabio, who called at 12:30 a.m. to tell me that there was two feet of water over the highway, and the wind was still pushing the water in. You must understand that the highway is already “higher” than ground level where our homes are built.
The second is a quote from Captain Hebert of the Bayou Dularge Fire Department at 9:00 a.m. today.
Desperate for news as to the extent of the high water, I called them and finally got through after several attempts. He said the flooding is worse than Rita, and that they weren’t even at the “down the bayou” fire station (which is only a stone’s throw from the cypress cottage). They were at the station 16 miles “up the bayou” and the water only needed to rise 4 more inches before it entered the fire house.
And he confirmed that the water is coming from the Houma Navigation Canal and still rising.
The rest of the bad news is that south winds will continue to push the water in until the normal tide starts to fall this afternoon and the hurricane winds abate. That can’t happen soon enough for me.
I asked him when we could come down, and he said not today for sure.
And the last quote comes for HTV 10 live stream at 9:30 a.m., “The bayou people are resilient”.
And to that I respond, “Yes, but we are very, very tired.”
And now we must turn our attention to the victims over on the Southwest Louisiana coast and Texas coast. I am sorry for those who did not or could not leave. That storm was reminiscent of the one written about in a book called Isaac’s Storm, which almost gave me nightmares when I read it.
I have a big job ahead of me. Two flooded homes. One of which was ready to rent–complete with new furniture. I am pretty much numb right now. I’m going to take a shower and then hopefully find some news saying that no one died senselessly because of this storm.
Thank you for hanging in here with me/us. This blog has been my lifeline, and once I leave LilSis’s, there will be no internet for a while. If you have something to say, please say it to me today, because I’m leaving here quick as I can to go tend to my homes.
For the almost non-existent wetlands,