Diagram of the new Orleans sea levelMy sister (and her cat) thankfully evacuated New Orleans and they are currently staying with my parents. Her house is about 8 – 10 blocks from the river and her neighborhood is in a (relatively) narrow part of the city with Lake Pontchartrain on one side and Missisippi on the other. Good news is that she’s closer to the river so the water from the levee break on the lake might not have reached her house. We probably won’t know for a while. We still haven’t heard from all of our freinds and family in New Orleans but that is understandable and hopefully we will soon.

Best wishes to all of those affected.

Image taken from CNN.com and modified.