Saturday, August 27, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

I'm back in Brenham for the time being. We made it back a day late because of Hurricane Katrina. It was just my luck, or maybe I can blame this one more on Arthur's luck(I think his is worse), that the one week we visit Miami there is a hurricane. The last time a hurricane hit Miami was in 1992 with Hurricane Andrew. I thank God that there was nothing as severe this time.

All in all, it wasn't too bad. A category one hurricane. The worst part of the hurricane to me was the headache from pressure change, the loss of electricity (two nights with no airconditioning), and having to deal with the airport in Miami afterwards. I will never step foot in the Miami International Airport again. It was the biggest chaotic mess. No one speaks English, they have no sit down restaurants (I think there is only a tequila bar), what food they had was incredibly expensive and incredibly disgusting Cuban food, and the people who work there (who already don't speak English) all seem to be misinformed about what all the lines through the airport are for. Arthur tells me to go off on American airlines, but I'll leave that to him. Let's just say I could go on and on.

For now I will leave you pictures of the damage around where I was staying in Miami. I tried to take pictures during the hurricane, but they all turned out like this...

Imagine trees bending in the strong gusts of wind with rain gushing down... Yeah, it doesn't work too well does it.

So here are the pictures that turned out from the day after the hurricane. The flooding was further south from where we were. There was no electricity, but other than that the damage was mostly fallen trees and fences with some roof damage.

That's it for now. I'll write more later:)


nixonreed said...

Glad to hear you made it through okay. I hope you had some resembalence of fun while you were down there. Welcome back though.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I'm happy you're safe. And I'm glad you're not in New Orleans!

Hatton Humphrey said...

Wow - and now to see what Katrina did to the gulf coast is astonishing!

Glad you guys made it back in one peice!