At least, my father-in-law and his family. We finally heard from them. The house is still there. Eight feet of water broke down his garage door and swirled everything downstairs around and swept it away. But the living quarters upstairs are fine. He has power. Most of the siding is still there. The roof is still there. The air conditioners are untouched. And his collection of 1940's Coca Cola memorabilia is still on the walls where he left it.
So he considers himself the luckiest man in Louisiana.
Oh, and his 12' boat is in a tree.
I told him he was very clever to break down those levees to lower the water level in Lake Pontchartrain. Because, y'know.
No clue what he's going to do now. Or what anybody else in New Orleans is going to do now. But I'm glad my family is okay.
That is great news Alex, I am very happy for you.
At least your father can work on the underside of his boat easy enough for a while.
I'm glad to hear at least this small bit of good news during one of America's worst tragedies in decades.
Politics aside (which is where I'm going to continue to leave them most of the time), I'm glad to hear your father's okay. There are few things I can imagine more frightening than not knowing the fate of family members.
Have a good holiday.
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