August 30, 2005

HOW BAD ARE THINGS IN JEFFERSON PARISH? THIS BAD:

If you live there you can go home next Monday, but only with photo identification, and only for a short time to collect clothes and other essentials. After that, you’ve got to leave again.

For a month.

There’s no way to spin this. That’s just horrible, horrible news. It’s so bad there, Parish officials have asked the public to donate boats to help with the rescue and clean-up efforts.

More reasons to think about hardening systems against disaster, though in truth I don’t know how much you could do about this. I hope, though, that people will be thinking about it.