Post-Katrina Explorations: An Apartment Complex, cont'd
Continuing where we left off...


Here's another apartment across the hall.

It's interesting to think about the kinetics here.  How do you get a metal frame futon to flip over?  Did it float?  Did something floating bump against it?  I never figured this one out.


I think this cushion was stuck to the wall.  I didn't touch it to test out that hypothesis.

Note the laptop on the bed.  I'm not sure what the story was here.  You would think this would have been the first thing they grabbed.  Maybe it ran under Windows ME and they figured the best thing would be to drown it?

Here again (as in so many places) we see that particle board furniture does not deal well with being submerged in water for days at a time.

These pictures survived since they were mere inches above the water line.  The surprising thing is that the residents never bothered to return for items like this. 

From what I could tell (I didn't check), the top floors were still full of belongings as well, even though they were spared the flood damage.


Fortunately this bundle of Bounty paper towels was here to soak up the flooding or I would have been wading though waist-deep water.

This was a mark left by a search and rescue crew on 9/13/05 to indicate that this section of the complex had been cleared... only two weeks after the hurricane had hit.  Believe it or not, this was among the lowest date we saw.  Some other parts of town had markers indicating they hadn't been searched until late October.

Alexplored 3/17/06, approx. six and a half months after Hurricane Katrina.
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