Shots (Interdictor: Survival of New Orleans Blog)
For those who are in the area and want to get them, vaccinations and assorted shots are available at the convention center. People are being strongly encouraged to get shots if they're going to come into the city. Sewage and waste is backed up in the pipes and many fear this will lead to some outbreaks of nasty illness as it pours into the streets.
We've been told that this sewage backup is the main reason the water pressure is being kept so low in the city.
On a more disgusting note, flies and roaches are in abundance -- I've seen them on several floors of our building, and I suspect nowhere in the city is there freedom from these pests. Roaches in New Orleans are particularly hideous things, capable of flight and often being as large as 3inches or longer. You have never heard a shriek until you have seen a giant flying roach land in a woman's hair in New Orleans.
Aside from roaches and flies, the winged rat aka pigeon appears to be the most prevalent beast. They are really feasting on the flood's leftovers.
The water is still being pumped out of the buildings and the 82nd is still patrolling on foot.
I didn't get to see the President yesterday, but somehow my life will go on.
And on a personal note, I have begun playing a solitary game called "count how many typos and misspellings I just made in a simple post." (more...)
(The Interdictor is a blog written by a someone who's been holed up in an ISP in New Orleans since the beginning of Hurricane Katrina)