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Hurricane Season: 51 Days & Counting

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Originally uploaded by Brian Oberkirch.

The disaster persists.

More Slidell Photos

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

Here is a link to more Slidell images.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve limited out on these.  Plus, driving through these areas doesn’t compare to seeing the images.  It’s overwhelming.  We worked today gutting a house off Indian Village Road and at another place in Eden Isles.  Focus helps.  I encourage you to find someone to help or to give someone a specific task they can help you with.  Help someone clean up.  Gut their house.  Watch their kids.  Buy them some new clothes.  Cook a meal.  Talk to them and give em some much needed love.  We’re all in this together. 

Pearlington Needs Your Help, too

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Clayton is, I spose, from Pearlington, but he’s been in Slidell quite a bit.  Takes really amazing photos.  Check this blog.  Update:  the more I read, the more I see that we need to take action over there as well.  Clayton posted a list of specific needs yesterday.  Basic things — all the staples — and bigger things as well.  If you’ve got your basic stuff handled here in town, consider running over to Pearlington to see what you can do there.  [via John Wagner]

Photo: Rat’s Nest Road

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Originally uploaded by PSYHUB.

Twin spans in the distance. There are tons of new photos of slidell at flickr, which you can see here.

More Than Houses Are Broken

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Originally uploaded by petethephotographer.

Barbara Zuviceh, 62, weeps in the wreckage of her recently purchased Pontchartrain Drive house on the outskirts of Slidell, LA on September 5, 2005. Barbara purchased the house, with her husband, Fred Zuviceh, 65, on August 26th, three days before Katrina hit. (Dispatch Photo by Pete Kiehart)

Photos: City Site Slide Show

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

The City’s Web site has a photo slideshow of damage all over town.

Picture 6_1.png Perhaps you’ve also had your ears lowered at Cornibe’s.  

Picture 7.png Even on the side of town that was ’spared’, here’s what it looks like up and down the streets.


We Have Lost Much. We Have Not Lost Our Sense of Humor.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

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Photos: Slidell/Galveston

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Explicitly Ambiguous has done some historical spelunking and composes the chilling photo comparison below:



[Note:  isn’t that Ralph Wadleigh’s house in the background of the Slidell pic?  I had heard (unsubstantiated) that the water got to the second floor of his place.  Is that true?]

We’d also like to note that we are praying that we are unable to do a similar comparison between Slidell, 2005 and Galveston, 2005 next week.  Every work on praying that storm down.  We’ve already sheared 10 mph off of it.


Photos: Eden Isles Blvd.

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

1678788kat090.jpg Here’s another set of personal photos of a house on Eden Isles Blvd.

Photos: Dale Drive & Ridgewood Drive

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

Donna Braquet sends along a link to a ton of photos of her mom’s and grandmother’s houses.  One thing you do when your house gets seven feet of water in it:  you save memories by photographing your wet childhood photos before throwing them out.


Video: CNN On Mayor’s Frustration with Slow Relief Efforts

Friday, September 16th, 2005

This CNN clip is a chilling video for many reasons.  One, it showcases how difficult it still is for those on the ground in Slidell trying to get help.  1/2 of town is without a home.  The mayor is spitting mad about what he says are broken promises from FEMA.  He is our bulldog advocate right now.  Keep him up to date on what the needs are, so he can drive help to the right places.

 Secondly, as they tour town, you can see just how godawful it all looks.  I’ve been there twice, but this made it all hurt much worse.

Photo: 8/29 Shot from City Motel

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005


Photos: Rat’s Nest Road, Eden Isles, Hwy 11

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

DSCF0169.JPG An extensive set of photos of the hardest hit areas here — includes the first on-the-ground shots I’ve seen of Rat’s Nest Road.  Also includes The Dock, some Eden Isles shots, Highway 11 and more. 

Photos: Eden Isles/Hwy 11

Monday, September 12th, 2005

14_tmb.jpgBrian Hursey has a number of damage photos posted here. 

Photo: 9/10 Oak Harbor Aerial

Monday, September 12th, 2005


Photos: Bayou Liberty Bridge

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

  Complete series of photos is here.








Photos: Bayou Liberty Area

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

This area of Bayou Liberty has been in my wife’s family (Galatas) for as long as anyone can remember.  Complete series of photos is here.


_DSC0028.jpg  This stingray washed up in the yard, above the Bayou Liberty bridge.  Our relatives weathered the storm in this house, scrambling to the attic after the huge oak fell through the kitchen and the wall of water pushed in.





At least 5 feet of water inside this house.  


Photos: Anchorage Apts During & After Storm

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

normal_100_0977.jpg Bianca Brooks sends links to new photos on her site.  This series taken during and after the storm from the Anchorage Apartments.  (Note:  kids, don’t try this at home.)  She also has added fresh photos of her own here

Photos: Hwy 11 & Hwy 433

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

aBoatsAground.jpg Ronnie Maier has put up a number of shots of Hwy 433 and Hwy 11 at his blog.  He also has more he is willing to share.  Email him at ronniem65[at]

Photo: Eden Isles Apartments

Sunday, September 11th, 2005


Dellwood Report

Friday, September 9th, 2005

Daniel Morris sends a link to his complete report on the damage to his home in Dellwood.  It’s overwhelming, as he says.  Also, as he says, thank God everyone is alive and well.  Here is what too many of our neighbors are coming home to today

Photos: Eden Isles/Outlet Mall & More

Thursday, September 8th, 2005


Another set of Slidell storm damage photos can be found here

Needed: Photos of Lakeshore Estates

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Can anyone send me photos or links to photos of Lakeshore Estates?  Including the apartments & surrounding areas. 

Photo: Heartbreak on Carr Drive

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

39962266_fbf7576239.jpg Joseph Moreland took this shot on Carr Drive.  Check out the rest of his photos here.

Photos: Tons of Slidell Storm Pics at Flickr

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

41214314_d6025f797c.jpg This is just one of many storm damage photos you can browse through at the excellent photo sharing service called flickr.  Here are all the photos tagged with ‘Slidell’.  (A strange twist:  one of my neighbors has a photo up here that has a full view of my house in the background.)