The water aisle at Walmart
School has been cancelled for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I am hoping it will be cancelled on Thursday also since school was already planned to be cancelled for Friday and Monday. We are supposed to have a teachers conference on Friday and have off for Labor Day on Monday.
I suppose I am a little worried that all of my students will return to school a bit scared. When you are 5 and aren't quiet sure what to do during a huge storm it can create some HUGE anxiety issues. Hopefully I will be able to help my kiddos work through some of this and provide them a safe and comforting setting in our classroom.
So far only a few parishes have been evacuated and according to the news the commute from downtown to where we live out in Metairie is now taking 2 and a half hours. On a usual day this may take 30 minutes tops during rush hour. Traveling out of the city is going very slowly. Slowly but surely they will start closing down some of the roads and bridges for the next day or so. So now we just sit and wait and see what happens. With all of the newly improved levees the fears are a bit lower about this storm. However, for some people the fact that this storm is occurring at the exact same time that Katrina occurred is very scary. So as we wait I thought I'd let everyone know what's happening so far down here and I'm hoping to try to keep people updated as the storm approaches. Please keep our family and our city in your prayers as we await the storm. More to come....