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Jeff Beeler

April 2017

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- There are about 300 - 500 people left in the Quarter and all of them are doing fine.

- Most of the French Quarter is and has been dry all along. The highest the water came for them, even during the height of the storm, was up to the curbs.

- There has been no uncontrolled looting in the Quarter, and no roving groups of folks with guns in the Quarter. So they are safe and they have plenty of food and water.

- One of the most amazing things is that they are still getting deliveries of cold beer at the one and only bar in the Quarter which has remained open (Johnny White's). Lord only knows how they are getting it through.

- The police and the national guard and the military know that they are there. But with the situation in the rest of the City, they are very low priority for evacuation.

From a report by Robert Asprin still holding out in the Quarter due to a lack of car.
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Marcy & G: Found!
According to [info]sewedel and Erik Alkenberg, both of whom were tireless in their efforts, Marcy & G are alive and on a bus headed for Houston tonight, where relatives are waiting for them. I cried when I read their emails just now, I was so relieved and grateful.

Thank you, Steve. Thank you, Erik. Thank you, everyone who helped or offered to help or prayed or just kept good thoughts.

Thank you.
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To Ballard's Drowned World and High Rise I will add Golding's Lord of the Flies.

God I hope its true the Regulars have arrived that area needs a central command structure and communication back bone badly.

The only thing worse than this for New Orleans would have been for the river to diverge, for the city this is the BIG ONE.

I am trying to not worry too much about Marcy and G at the Frenchman Hotel but its hard.
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This journal has become the Survival of New Orleans blog. In less perilous times it was simply a blog for me to talk smack and chat with friends. Now this journal exists to share firsthand experience of the disaster and its aftermath with anyone interested.

You can reach me on ICQ at 21710340 if you're so inclined.

I run a live feed at mms:// (port is subject to change every time I restart the cam.)

The live feed is being rebroadcast by the heroic freedom fighters at, so if you can't access it above, try this one:

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IRC channel has been opened: the channel is: #interdictor. ! The channel is moderated!

Photos can be found here: Media has permission to use the photos with credit to
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There is a good summary on Kathryn Cramer's blog here:

via boing boing

Not so much sinking as filling up with water.

If you want to help this is an option:
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