Hurricane Gustav Evacuation Update – 9-5-08

Friends: My husband, Antonio, commuted to work again today. Around 11:00 a.m., my mom and Clay found out that they had power. They decided to stay in Mississippi one more day to allow the house to cool down and give more time to the Parish to restore sewerage services. So they got their townhouse rental […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Evacuation, Hurricane Gustav

Hurricane Gustav Evacuation Update – 9-3-08

Friends: It is Day 4 of our Evacuation journey. Today, I slept in. Exhaustion finally engulfed me. I skipped breakfast. My husband woke me up to tell me that he had to return to Louisiana by tomorrow morning. He works as Parking Director of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and was ordered to report […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Evacuation, Hurricane Gustav

Hurricane Gustav Evacuation Update – Tues. 9-2-08

Friends: When I woke up this morning to catch the news, I was so dismayed to see that most of the stations halted their coverage of Hurricane Gustav or provided only brief sound bytes about the damage Gustav caused. I guess an impending catastrophic storm and mass exodus makes much better news than a weakened […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Evacuation, Hurricane Gustav

Hurricane Gustav Evacuation – 9-1-08

Friends: It’s been another long day but at least we were in the comfort of the hotel. The day started out like any other – we all gathered for breakfast around 8:30 a.m. Except this was no ordinary day. We ate breakfast in the hotel lobby with tons of other evacuees, all glued to the […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Evacuation, Hurricane Gustav