Darn! Darn! Darn!¬† My hubby is home from work again!¬† Yesterday he “made” me cook him a big lunch.¬† What am I going to do?¬† He’s home until Tuesday now.¬† lol
Well, Isaac is gone out of the area.¬† It’s a nice sunny day this morning, and the humidity is climbing.¬† We’re going to return to those hot, humid days!
My house and yard received no damage.¬† All that’s left to do is to pick up shredded branches and leaves.¬† I’m not sure if we’ll be able to start on that today.¬† Our back yard is still mushy.
We were lucky, but nearby neighborhoods and communities were not so lucky.¬† There is still plenty of flooding in Plaquemine Parish and LaPlace.¬† Both sides of I-10 is closed at LaPlace because of water topping the Interstate since late Tuesday.¬† They are planning to breach a levee in Plaquemines Parish to allow the flood waters to leave.¬† These flood waters had over-topped the levee, and now has no where to go.¬† In one of the communities, an alligator was seen swimming down the flooded road — so residents not only have to deal with high water, but also encroaching wildlife that may be dangerous, like alligators and snakes.¬† Trees and power lines are down in Baton Rouge, with still about 550,000 without power in the state.¬† In fact, our neighbors across the street have lost power because a transformer down the street blew yesterday.¬† Fortunately for us, we are not on the same line.¬† Some communities are on a Boil Water order, because their water systems may be contaminated.
We heard some more bad news.¬† Our favorite camping grounds (Percy Quinn, MS) is in danger of flooding because the dam there is threatening to breach.¬† They have opened the gates to release some water, but they may have to do a controlled breach to keep the dam from failing.¬† We had been planning to return to Gulf Shores at Thanksgiving, but now that plan has been changed, too, due to all the flooding on the coast.
My son did ok in his first hurricane away from home.¬† Yay, Ty!¬† My daughter who was out of the area, and originally unaffected, experienced some rain and wind yesterday when Tropical Storm Isaac reached northern Louisiana.¬† They got no damage.
We are out of the rain, and back into sunshine again.¬† It’s nice to see the sunshine, but for those without power, it’s a mixed blessing.¬† Temps are rising into the 90′s, and it’s very humid.
Oh! and in spite of all this, I now receive a Jury summons!¬† Yay, me.¬†