More of the Ninth Ward
Here's another smashed-up house from this one section.


Here's the front of the house.  I should point out that it is sitting up on steps.

The first floor is gutted...

...but they didn't clear out the possessions in the closet here.

I presume this was more a search for bodies than anything else.  As of this writing, they are still finding them from time to time.  More than one of the houses I went through was full of so much debris (sometimes three and four feet deep) that I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that there was a body or two beneath it all.  Many of these places only had a cursory search at best.


Here's upstairs.  You can see the mold below the water line at the top.

I have no explanation for this: Pecan shells.  That's a pile of them against the wall.  There was another lot in the closet just out of sight to the left.  Squirrels?  I have no idea.

I'm not sure if these drawers were pulled out and tossed or if this was the result of the water.

That line under the lightswitch is the water line.  Yes, this is the second story.


The whole place looked more like this.

The water didn't bother to stack things very neatly when it left.

Alexplored 12/26/06, sixteen months after Hurricane Katrina.
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