NO East motel
This motel is just off the interstate.  While the motel right next to it was actively under construction this day after Xmas when we passed by, this place obviously hadn't been touched in the sixteen months since Katrina.



The gaping hole in the fence did a great job of keeping this explorer out, as the rest of this gallery shows.

Note that the pool isn't filled with chairs so much as with stacks of chairs.

And the pool isn't filled with pool water so much as a pool full of Katrina storm surge lake water.


The dirty water line is almost to the level of the water in the washing machines.

No one has touched the tools in this wide-open maintenance room.

Then again, no one has fixed a damned thing here either.


For once, you don't need a black light to see what creepy shit is on the walls in this room.

A close look at the floor shows you the debris carried in (and partially out) with the water: Pine needles, branches, etc.

I'm going to complain about the shoddy work of the cleaning staff here.

The water line runs the length of the building.

Come to think of it, the water line runs the length of the town.


I point this out time and again: There is always rust in expected places like this where things sat underwater for a time.

I'm not sure how long this part of NO East was underwater, however.  Any info would be appreciated.


The water line here went across the bottom of the tv, effectively covering the news scroll on CNN.

This wasn't Katrina this time,  just Tommy Lee falling back to old habits.

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