The trees that were downed is amazing! Our power was restored on Saturday night at 9:30 pm. We used generator power at my Sister's house until her power was restored early Saturday morning. We picked up our things and set it up at home. A window unit and a generator are wonderful items to have. We purchased both right after Katrina and before Rita. We have used both several times since then. Last summer there was damage to the power substation and we were without power for 4 days.
Hopefully Ike will not hit any part of Louisiana, we have had enough!!! The national news never mentioned anything about the damage to BR and surrounding areas, only that New Orleans was OK. I guess it is because the resident's of this area weren't crying for people to help us! Our new Governor, Bobby Jindal, has done an exceptional job! Congratulations to him and his staff for a job well done!!!