We called our home phone and the answering machine picked up – so we have power. We were just glad that AC Copper didn’t pick up and answer bwahahaha. Our neighbor texted me that we only had some branches down so far and 30-40 mph gusts. We are waiting to see if any tornadoes go through St. Tammany Parish and then heading South from Crystal Springs, MS. Twitter has been great through the storm and a great way to get the status of NOLA. Just with my Twitter friends alone, I am convinced that the statistic that 90% of New Orleans residents evacuated is a little inflated. Glad this storm was not as scary as anticipated. I just doubt everyone will evacuate the next time – which scares the heck out of me.
Evacuating is a PITA -but worth it. Thank goodness for pet tranquilizers & beer after a long day in the car!