Mav (chrismaverick) wrote,
Mav
chrismaverick

katrina update on Logan (brotherless_one)

For people who know my former roommate, who I pointed out I didn't know his condition of when I posted about my mom evacuating. Well I still haven't heard from him, but I am at least now reasonably sure he is alive.

If I were smart (which I used to be, so long ago when I was young), I would have thought to check this out days ago. Logan's girlfriend also keeps an LJ, under the name of morrigann. I don't read it (only even ever met her once), so I had forgotten about it. Anyway, she has posted a series of survivor's tale posts (mostly in phone posts, which have been transcribed) over the last few days. She never mentions him by name, but she says "we" a lot, and I would think that if the guy she had been living with for the past 3 years had drowned, she would have pointed that out during her "just want everyone to know we're safe" posts.

Anyway, let me briefly synopsize their adventure for posterity. I know I am prone to embellishment with a lot of my stories, but I'm trying to keep pretty much accurate here. A little background. George, or Logan as I tend to call him, is one of my oldest friends. Met him back in 7th grade in our hometown. After I was living here in Pittsburgh for a few years, he moved here and was my housemate for about 3-4 years. 3 years ago, he moved to Nawlins with his girlfriend where they basically live as fortune telling gypsies. Not a lot of money in it, but he seemed happy.

According to her journal, on the 27th they talked about it and decided that seeing as how they have no money and car (as I said, they're gypsies), they'd try to ride the storm out. They stayed in their house until they were ordered to leave during the mandatory evacuation. She then posted that they were going to pack a few things and head to the Superdome, since they had no other options. She said she'd make a phone post from there.

Her next post was a phone post from the home of another LJer, whom she says she'd never met before, but they opened their 4th floor apartment to them. So they were in there taking great delight to the fact that they were not in the Superdome (which they had already heard had a hole in it). She made the same basic observation that I did before the flooding happened. The Superdome was a stupid idea. Lets take all the poor people and let them drown together. Anyway, they apparently spent the brunt of the storm and the flooding playing cards in some strangers house.

They somehow verified that their home was now beneath the brand new Lake Nawlins. I imagine they managed this by looking out the window.

They made their way to Baton Rouge and rented a car, which they are going to drive to Ohio (presumedly to stay with Logan's parents).

So anyway, the important thing is that he appears to be alive. Pretty much without any remaining possessions. But alive. You know... in case anyone was wondering.

In uplifting news, big ups to Detroit. Whose mayor was just on TV offering the city to Nawlins refugees saying they had 3000 hotel rooms to offer and would gladly accept the children into their local schools just to help. I know its not much, but to me that's about the most touching gesture I've heard of throughout this whole thing.
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