One K A Day, Day 14

Boat houses along West End that line the marinas. Right after the storm, NOAA release a series of high-resolution aerial photos of New Orleans and Slidell. You could see how bad things were all around West End, the burnt remains of the Southern Yacht Club, the boats piled up in places they were never meant to venture, and the barren patch of ground where there no longer was a clue that Brunings and Jaegers had once stood there.

These boathouses all looked fine, from the air. Really fine roof construction, apparently, but the rest of the structures didn’t stand a chance. It was only when we got back out there towards the middle of October we saw what the storm surge had actually done.

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