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Thread: “Soon Hurricane Ida hits your city Caiti” Caitrin Gladow, 43
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Alan
“Before we talk about the situation. Please can you tell more about yourself first?” New Orleans
Caitrin Gladow
“I am currently evacuating New Orleans. We are headed to Florida.”
Caitrin Gladow
“We were married in New Orleans. My kids were all born in New Orleans. We love New Orleans”
Caitrin Gladow
“We struggled with the decision to leave New Orleans now”
Caitrin Gladow
“It was more challenging by the fact that my kids are not being vaccinated. My husband and I are vaccinated. But I was diagnosed with cancer”
Caitrin Gladow
“We are headed potentially into more risk!”
Alan
“I am sorry to hear that!”
Alan
“When was the first time you heard about the hurricane?”
Caitrin Gladow
“Because it’s hurricane season my husband and I follow tropical weather very closely” Photo: dw
Caitrin Gladow
“I don’t think it will be another hurricane Katrina. However I suspect that there will be flooding and a lot of wind damage.”
Caitrin Gladow
“It’s in average over 90 degrees”
Alan
“How is the state and the city has been handling the situation?”
Caitrin Gladow
“The state of Louisiana has coordinated more closely with neighbouring states to organise contra flow”
Alan
“How is it like to go to the supermarkets these days in New Orleans? How is the pace on the street?”
Caitrin Gladow
“Tomorrow marks the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. They all remember it” photo: ajc
Caitrin Gladow
“We just went through a hurricane in October.”
Caitrin Gladow
“The scariest parts are that a number of people don’t have the resources to evacuate!”
Alan
“What about your friend?”
Caitrin Gladow
“60% of my friends have evacuated”
Caitrin Gladow
“About 40% of my friends stayed behind. Of course I am worried about them.
Caitrin Gladow
“It made more sense for us to leave”
Caitrin Gladow
“It’s a very expensive and difficult thing to evacuate!”
Alan
“How long it will take you to arrive at your destination?”
Caitrin Gladow
“Still 4 hours to drive to North Florida”
Alan
“Thank you and have a safe trip!”
Alan
“It’s Sunday and I assume that you are in Florida”
Caitrin Gladow
“We are in Florida. My friends in Louisiana so far are safe”