Thursday June 26 part 2



It's pushing 90' here in Hull along heavy humidity. Just like home!

The folks here went thru this drill during the great floods of 1993.

Which brings us to yet another similarity. That year Corps of

Engineers waited too long to blow the levees down river, allowing much

greater damage than could have been avoided.

Sandbagging is a bit of an art. A team of five is ideal: one shoveler,

two baggers and two to tie the bags. Two shovels full makes for a

perfect bag. Once our pile has hit critical mass, a flock of National

Guardsmen descends to fill up the front loader. Then it's off to the

levee for reinforcing.

The presence of New Orleanians here is quite the spectacle. Most

everyone has recognised us from last night's newscast. The folks here

are delighted - really taken aback - that we've pulled away from our

own issues to come up river and lend a hand during their time of need.

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