I am officially in Baton Rouge as of yesterday afternoon. My assignment was finished when all general population shelters were closed. One of the most eventful things that took place was trying to locate two missing children (6 and 7 years old) within one of eleven general population shelters! Happily we found them unharmed & reunited them with a family member.
The destruction that was caused by Gustav is unbelievable! Massive trees uprooted & twisted, business signs blown off bldgs, homes destroyed, etc. It is amazing to see the efforts taking place to avoid looting —barricades, armed guards in tanks, etc. There is also a 6 p.m. curfew for businesses.
I am currently at headquarters waiting for orientation, classes, and reassignment. Will send another update when I know where I will be for this last leg.