Mabey Memories

The desire of my heart is to become the person God dreams of and share those dreams with others; to unleash personal and corporate creativiy within the church, overflowing it with passion and freedom while searching for the face and character of God.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Day 7

The lower 9th ward or more often referred to as the common ground, was the hardest hit. 15 to 21 FEET of water. All of these homes were completely underwater. You can see where the roads was there are rooftops. When the water receded things just landed right where they were, even if that meant the middle of the road. Boats on top of houses. Cars and houses joined in the oddest positions.......

There used to be a house here, the levy rushed in
and the whole block is gone

This is one spot where the levy broke, it is being repaired
right now but they are not even close to being done
and hurricane season is right around the corner. (the levy actaully broke
in more than one spot)

Friday morning we went to the French Quarter;
this area got only a few inches of water, life is going on
as normal but is still limited. When people fled many of them
had shops and businesses. The French market is located here
as well as Bourbonne Street and the original Cafe Du Monde.


jude hall said...

Joelle and Aaron, Loved your pictures, looks like a lot of rewarding, very hard work. I can see how this would change your life! If they have future trips down south I would be very interestd. Glad you are back safe. Love Jude

matt and joelle said...

Thanks Jude,
I will let you know what comes up with future trips.
Tell Randy the tools he bought Aaron really came in handy:)


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