plaquemines parish

Scariest thing: We’ve seen and heard almost nothing out of southern Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes. Those are the low-lying areas near the mouth of the Mississippi where erosion was already eating away big chunks of land. They’re closer to the coast, and they’re even more vulnerable in a lot of ways than New Orleans.
On the WWL-TV feed online, they just said all of Plaquemines is under 15 feet of water. Which means anyone who stayed there is probably dead.
Horrifying tale from a Plaquemines school teacher who got away in time.
“Tanya went on to say what she worried about most — her students at Buras High, where she taught eighth grade English and literature. As an educator, she knew that many of the families had no mode of transportation…'[M]any of my students have never ever even been to New Orleans. They walk everywhere. They are poor, so poor,’ she sobbed.”

4 thoughts on “plaquemines parish”

  1. Here is the First paragraph:
    LOWER PLAQUEMINES PARISH — Metal buildings twisted beyond recognition. Neighborhoods almost completely destroyed and submerged, the only clue that humans once lived there being the telephone lines that rise above the floodwaters.

  2. I can’t seem to find out what happened to Grand Isle, which is a miracle barrier island that’s survived many, many previous attempts by nature to destroy it. By all accounts, it took the first hit — is it gone? A backbone of oak trees is apparently all that holds it together, I’ve read.

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