|There's still a lot of trash going out all the time. Old fence boards, roof material, siding, you name it.|
|There are still a lot of exposed parts
where siding was ripped away. This is about six months after the
damage, so what's the hold-up?
Well, trying to get the limited number of workers to go around for all the work. Or haggling with insurance companies for another. It's a lot of fun, from what I've heard.
|Here's some more ripped off siding across the street from my parents' place.|
|Here's my folks' house.
Total damage: That tree next to the compressor fell down.
They put the tree back up.
|The yellow ribbon tied to the not-so-old
oak tree was kind of ripped up, but that's about it. Remarkably,
my mom hasn't swapped it out for a new one yet.
I think the tattered version is an especially apt metaphor, so I hope she leaves it like it is.
|This is a popular sight around post-Katrina
Louisiana: The blue roofs.
FEMA supplied these "temporary" roof patches. They're only supposed to be good for 30 days. This one has probably been up for about six months at this point.
|See the stump by my foot? There
used to be rows of about twenty trees on either side of the road leading
into my parents' subdivision. About half of these have been cut down
All of the stumps are leaning in the same direction and at the same angle from the force of the wind.
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