“We’ve got jambalaya,” she said. “We’re going to be OK.”

As they say, Louisiana is indeed Louisiana.

The scale of the flooding was beyond the reach of any government agency, though. So from the bayous and swamps emerged something locals are calling the “Cajun navy”. Thousands of hunters and fishermen from throughout the region arrived in boats and organized themselves into search-and-rescue parties.

Just looked it up. That area is as flat as a pancake. It’s just the old river delta really. And add 30 inches of rain over a few days……

Yes, a yard of rain.

9 thoughts on ““We’ve got jambalaya,” she said. “We’re going to be OK.””

  1. Yeah, people and places that’ve never been flooded went under, in some cases badly, friend of mine’s lost pretty much everything, way way worse than, say, the Hebden Bridge flood of Xmas (in which my current temporary housemate lost almost everything).

  2. >emerged something locals
    >are calling the “Cajun navy”.
    >Thousands of hunters and
    > fishermen from throughout
    > the region arrived in boats

    havent I seen this movie before? walter pigeon and a whole bunch of likeminded civilians taking their own motorboats down english creeks and across the north sea to dunkirk while mrs miniver worries at home dodging german buzz bombs?

  3. What Tim Newman said.

    The media has played up the ‘plucky Yanks helping each other’ angle and played down the ‘Oh, why can’t the government fix this!’ angle this time, has anyone noticed?

  4. TC, the Louisiana movie that springs to mind is one featuring Powers Boothe and has a Ry Cooder soundtrack.

  5. “The media has played up the ‘plucky Yanks helping each other’ angle and played down the ‘Oh, why can’t the government fix this!’ angle this time, has anyone noticed?”

    What BiS said, plus Democrat in the White House.

  6. ‘What BiS said, plus Democrat in the White House.’

    White House empty. Pres playing golf at Martha’s Vineyard, and won’t be bothered.

  7. @Tim W
    “…And add 30 inches of rain over a few days……
    Yes, a yard of rain.”

    Have I missed a pun? Yard = 36″ or 3′

    “Good job Bush isn’t in the White House: if would all be his fault, just like Katrina was.”
    +1

    “What BiS said, plus Democrat in the White House.”
    +1

    “The largely white, often poor inhabitants of the bayous organised Whilst in New Orleans…..”
    +1

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