Photo Essay

Waiting on Hurricane Isaac, New Orleans

An Empty Jackson Square

We took a drive through the city today, waiting on the arrival of Hurricane Isaac. We wanted to get out of the house while we still could, and also, just to enjoy the somewhat empty, no tourists, quiet version of the city. There was an eerie stillness to the city, almost like being on a movie set of New Orleans instead of being in the reality. There were intermittent bands of rain and wind, constant reminders of what was ahead. Right now we are at home, one of the lucky ones that still have power (thank you, thank you, and knock on wood) so far although I will be surprised (and very happily so) if it lasts past 1AM when the worst is supposed to pass through.

The sky is red and the winds are howling, there is a strange growling-howling note to the entire sky. At this moment I'm glad that we didn't evacuate (that may change in a day or two with no A/C and no way out of the city due to flooded roads however). My husband and I are together, with our kitty cats, in our own house, listening to the hurricane move through our city. There is always an uncanny loveliness to dangerous things like storms. For tonight, we are hoping for the best, and waiting for the worst to pass.

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3 responses

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols gave props (29 Aug 2012):

    Awesome photos and story. I love New Orleans. I hear many people say that New Orleanians are crazy to live there due to the hurricanes. Although I've only been there once (pre-Katrina) I almost felt like the city called to me. There's something so very special about that place. You rock!

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols said (29 Aug 2012):

    P.S. Hope you faired well through Isaac.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (2 Sep 2012):

    Wonderful! voted

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