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Flooding in Louisiana - a blessing in disguise?
There's a lot of things that people, who don't live in the South, think, and say, repeatedly about the South - and maybe some of them are right, and maybe some of them are wrong... And everybody's heard about the looting and violence after Katrina in New Orleans - but unless you've experienced a flood in Louisiana, first hand, for yourself - here's something I bet you don't know:
As devastating of a natural disaster that a flood can be, what happens during and after a flood here, will renew your faith in humanity.
On Friday, we heard that the waters were rising - we knew our Base Flood Elevation was 19 feet at the bottom of our house. There were reports that this was going to be a flood of historical proportions - and it was. The first sign that we might have been in trouble was when two different sets of reporters showed up Friday afternoon to interview us. I guess we picked the lucky number, and it was our home, specifically, that everyone thought was in trouble. We live in an iconic house with 100 years of history surrounding it, backed up to the Bogue Falaya River - ... more
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