Tuesday, August 30, 2005

NoLa - No Bookfair?

We'd been thinking about heading down to New Orleans for the Bookfair in October, but Katrina may have messed that up. UPDATE: Pretty sure it's a no go.

From Kyle Bravo:

Bookfair friends,

I'm sure most of you have heard about the hurricane by now. New Orleans is destroyed.

I have no idea what this means for the bookfair, but at this point, the bookfair is the least of our concerns. Right now, what we're most worried about is friends, neighbors, and family who were left in the city when the storm hit. If anyone has any news - if you've heard from anyone at all from New Orleans, please let us know.

Jenny and I are safe. We left for Alexandria, which is NW of New Orleans, before the storm hit. But we've been unable to contact anyone from the city since we've left. Phones are out, so we can't call anyone. The city is underwater and blown apart, so we won't be able to get back in for quite some time. In the meantime, we're worried and scared about everyone we know who we haven't heard from. If anyone knows anything about anyone, please let us know.

Please keep us in your thoughts, and if you're so inclined, your prayers,

Kyle Bravo

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