Sunday, September 2, 2012

Deja Vu H2O

Senator's Log: August 29th, 2012. Down here in the Boot there is always the possibility of having to deal with another with a natural disaster of monumental proportions from June through November. That's just how it is, that's a way of life in the Sportsman's Paradise. Think about it seven years ago the mother of all storms came knocking on the door then eventually kicked it in with leaving everyone's jaw dropped and a great amount of devastation from wind and eventually water.

Fast forward to present day. A new storm decided to make it's way to SE LA. Only listed as a Category 1 but still had the potential to do leave it's mark on the area. A giant wet mark to be exact. With that said, the asylum pushed the alarm and we were in wall to wall coverage. For those not in the TV News Biz, crews were dispatched to affected areas and their only mission was to bring back what they can to fill what seemed like an infinite amount of time on the air. What made this one different wasn't just the wind but the constant bombardment of rain, rain, and more rain. It's seems like we would never dry out. 72 hours and a ton of wet clothes later, Isaac finally move on and the rising flood waters took it's place. From Plaquemines Parish to Livingston, water was Isaac's unwanted gift to us. It may have been a Cat 1 but the same sentiment of everyone was "We've never seen this much water before." Isaac certainly won't be forgotten and surely won't be missed.

Guess that the new wrinkle that we have to get ready for when the next one comes knocking. For now time to find a tailor. Never know when the next soaking is going to come.