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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Few Words of Caution

Posted By on Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 4:09 PM

This is nothing you haven’t experienced before, but there are a couple things to keep in mind.

  • Right now, virtually all traffic lights are down, so just remember to use a little courtesy at the intersection.
  • There is some gas (I saw a station open with a line of cars on South Claiborne Ave), but if you can, fill up early and often before arriving.
  • Make your groceries elsewhere. And if you’re not sure if you have power, don’t buy anything perishable.
  • A few bar/restaurants are open, and I’d expect many more by tomorrow. Luke was open yesterday; Buffas, Molly’s on the Market, the Maple Leaf and Oceana Grill stayed open throughout the storm (if I forgot someone, please forgive me). Port of Call is open today until 7 p.m.
  • There is still a lot of debris in the roads; proceed with caution. Crews are cleaning it up as fast as they can.
  • One of the most welcome sights I’ve seen today are all of the various crews – Asplundh, Entergy, Cox Cable, Bell South – traveling around the city, making repairs.
  • When you drive by the police – be it Jefferson Parish, NOPD, state police, etc…--give them a wave and thumbs up. Those folks did an exemplary job of patrolling the city and keeping it safe during and after the storm. This morning, I saw a group of officers on Esplanade Ave and Broad. Apparently, someone tried to get in a robbery before everyone returned.



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