September 2nd, 2008 categories: Real Estate News
Hurricane Gustaf calls off New Orleans real estate for at least a week. Everyone had left the Gulf Shores area except those from Louisiana that have made there way East. That makes it very quiet. The wind and waves are dying down with rain here and there. We are about 2 miles to the Florida line. New Orleans is only a 3.5 hour drive during normal times. It took us 7 hours to get here and that was arriving about 3am Sunday morning.
Being an agent I can update my clients via e-mail on their various searches. Just take time off to do nothing. You take very little when you leave thus you have very little to keep up with. Camera, laptop, shorts, and a couple of shirts. None of your clients expect anything of you as they are all gone to other places North, East and West.
No need to go home at this point. No power, no sewerage, no stores or services. The service stations have all run out of gas so most should stay a couple of days till things get back to a more normal time. Schools out for the week.
We are all glad that the area was spared the damages of Katrina.
Arrived home again after being almost a week. We got power back Thursday nite. We were lucky, no damage other than cleaning up the yard and such. Everything in the frig and freezer is gone. Over 500,000 still have no power. Many times without power you have no sewerage. Parishes southwest of here are still in the dark with 80% or more without power, retail, gas and the things we take for granted. I hope the jobs are not washed away. Got a few things at the store. Glad to be home again!