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Thread: “New Orleans have always been home” Mike - Chef for +20 years
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Mike Cousté
“The rain has started. Everybody is nervous already” 8|29|21
Alan
“What makes New Orleans so home for you?”
Mike Cousté
“I was a chef for 20 years and the food in New Orleans…”
Mike Cousté
“There is a consistency with New Orleans”
Mike Cousté
“Here is a checklist for the hurricane. We are just sittin and waitin”
Mike Cousté
“This is the first big storm I have stayed for”
Mike Cousté
“We got enough battery to keep things alive”
Mike Cousté
“Yesterday I passed 8 people on my walk which is absurd. I have never seen that few people”
Mike Cousté
“You’re not sitting on a bunch of rotten meat in your fridge”
Mike Cousté
“I have a book of all left over refrigerators from Hurricane Katrina”
Mike Cousté
“I heard theories that the city is flooding out lower income areas but I don’t know it’s true”
Alan
“When is the estimated time of arrival for hurricane Ida at your town?”
Mike Cousté
“It’s gonna be in the middle of tonight”
Mike Cousté
“We’re going to continue downloading shows once the power is out. We’ve been cooking in the past days”
Mike Cousté
“We kinda sit and hope. And then start to rebuild as soon as the sun comes up”
Mike Cousté
“Hear the wind in the background. It’s a touch loud. There’s a shed that’s apparently got a loose roof on it and it’s slapping against the room we’re in.”
Mike Cousté
“5:45 am and the storm has passed us”
Mike Cousté
“We survived the night”
Mike Cousté
“There are reports that the power tower…”
Mike Cousté
“We’re in an emotional rollercoaster”