Made it to New Orleans

3 Sep

I made it! I changed my flight to go to Gulfport instead of New Orleans and drove in from there. Some heavy rain and winds, but overall pretty good. I saw some trees down and some flooding, but the north side of the lake was not hit too badly. 80% of the parish is without power, but the church base for the Crisis Response Team does have power. And A/C!

The scouting team for the Crisis Response Team got in this morning, assessed this area of town, then went into the Center City area of New Orleans, then headed two hours south to where the hurricane had the biggest impact. For the next two days we’ll be cutting trees, boarding houses and repairing roofs. We’ll work in some strategic planning along the way.

I will update this site with pictures and stories as I can. As you can imagine, Internet connectivity will not be easy.

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