Katrina August 29, 2005
Mirabeau Ave Canal Break
Notice the height of the wall and the height of the rooftops.
This house was across the street. The water is still seeping and it is still very wet and deep even on 11-21-05 (2 and a half months after the storm).
The silt is everywhere and it is almost a foot deep even blocks away from the break.
This boat floated here and stayed while the water stayed. When the water went down, its final resting place was on to of the car.
I passed this spot every day and it is a favorite because of the purple house.
This church was over on Elisyan Fields. there was one dead body found in the back as per the red spray paint on the wall. The writing was that high because they arrived there by boat and that is what they could reach. The orange writing was done 9-14-05. The yellow writing 9-16-05. The red has no date but it was after 9-16-05 because that has an X over it. At that time, they were still on search and rescue missions and not body recovery. The body was left for later because there were still live people to rescue. It looked like the water line came almost up to the roof. Imagine what temperature the attic would be if you were there with no ventilation. There was even less attic ventilation because the water in many areas covered all the vents in the soffits. My attic regularly gets over 130F with ventilation. The outside temperature was 90F-95F so the attics must have been 130F at the coolest.
Everyone knows this is on the corner of Robert E. Lee and Elysian Fields, 3 blocks from UNO. Its proper address is 6166 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122. The picture was taken on 9-10-05, about 12 days after Katrina. The picture came from: http://www.wwltv.com/s/dws/photography/2005/katrina0910_1/
with the following name under the picture: Smiley N. Pool/DMN
The picture came from: http://www.wwltv.com/s/dws/photography/20

courtesy of:
Smiley N. Pool/DMN
This was taken on the 5th of January 2006, 4 months after Katrina.
One orange X says they picked up a dog here 9-28-05.
Notice how high those cement walls are in relation to the houses on the left. The water is just on the other side of the walls and it normally gets to about half the height of the cement. The top of those walls is about 20 or 30 feet from where I am in my car. This canal wall held up during both storms. It is near the corner of Robert E. Lee and Orleans Ave.
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Cleaning up and some fun pictures.
Christmas around town
Link copied from southbear.com which describes very well why the flood was so bad.
JEMS - Excellent description of what went on from EMS' point of view..
UNO pictures
The islands (Dauphin and Chandeleur) that protect our coastline an southern cities.
Miscelaneous satellite pictures.
More Katrina pictures from WWLTV.com
More pictures found on the web.
Lakeview pictures during the flood mailed to me 3-3-06
Lakeview Revisited - Pictures 7 months after Katrina taken in March 2006
The surge out at Michoud from WWLTV.com
Doug's fly over pictures of Katrina's damage on our swamps and southernmost towns. March 2006
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