Monday, August 29, 2005
Best of a Worst-Case Scenario
Dr. Walter Maestri with Jefferson Parish Emergency Operations is on WWLTV.com is reporting that he is expecting the eyewall to pass to the East of New Orleans, which would have the significant effect of having mostly wind damage in New Orleans, not storm surge damage. The impact so far has not been nearly as bad as they had prepared for. Entergy reported at 5AM that power outages exceeded the outages for Tropical Storm Cindy (which was ~260,ooo households). If you're watching the major news stations and have a high-speed connection, get on this stream. It's much better than the sensational crap that is coming out of the majors right now.