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News from New Orleans....

My dad was headed down to direct disaster relief in New Orleans, before the Gustav news hit. He sent a lengthy email tonight.
After leaving $city to go to New Orleans as the Project Director for the month of September, and mulling over the fact that September 10 is the peak of the Hurricane season in the Atlantic and August 29 is the third anniversary of Katrina's landfall, I received a call from New Windsor letting me know that the site was in the process of evacuating in anticipation of the possibility of Hurricane Gustav.  I decided that maybe I could help and made it to the project house in one day instead of the two I had planned

Long story short, O Best Beloved, the city's on mandatory evacuation. He's waiting out the storm in Atlanta with the regional director.
We will see what happens but as most of you are watching the news, you realize that this has the potential of being a more devastating storm than Katrina was.  People in the area are still hoping it turns out to be a "shoo-shoo" (a storm that chases everyone out but doesn't do a lot of damage) but they said that for the first time in Louisiana history,all the elected officials agree on something and that is that this could be a terrible storm.  I don't know what will happen but we will return after the storm and figure out what to do.  What a month to be project director, there may not even be a project to direct but there also may be a lot more work to do in recovery.  I will try to let you know what is happening.  As of now, I am in Atlanta, over 400 miles away and think I will just enjoy being here while I wait.  Keep all of us and the citizens of New Orleans and southern Louisiana in your prayers over the next few days.  This may hit an entirely new area of the state but someone is likely to get some devastating effects. We will see what happens.

I'm so proud of him I don't know what else to say. I hope there's a project to direct.

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