Things seem to be much better than expected. The dry air from texas seems to have beaten down the western side enough to spare this side.
Electrical power seems to be out most everywhere. I am lucky as my part of Baton Rouge got a lot of wind and a little rain. The phones are in and out but we only lost power for 3 minutes.
Having been some of the places the weather channel has been showing under water in Naw Lens, as the locals pronounce it, I am glad I do not live there. I have relatives that stayed put in Houma and faired well. My daughter lives in St. Amant, about 1/3 of the way to NO lost power and got a lot of wind and rain. No serious damage in their neighborhood either.
I feel sorry for Mississippi and Alabama. The eye was fully land locked and still had 125 mph winds north of Gulf Shores.
SOme fools are trying to go to to NO but are being stopped in La Place. That is just west of big lake they were worried would fill NO up if the levees broke