Some of the hub's family have evacuated, all of the Casertas have evacuated, Tulane's been shut down (except god help them, lots of folks are trapped there, as it was Frosh move-in weekend), but so much and so many are still there. I'm praying with all my heart for a miraculous slow down. The damage if it doesn't is unthinkable. GaGa, the last great-grandparent in the family, is still there in her third floor Esplanade apartment. She said she lived through Betsy and Camille, and would live through this, too. And Uncle Rick has decided to stay in his house, where he can see the Mississippi River Levee from his kitchen window. He's just insane. Al Shea hasn't been heard from, so I hope he's taken off to be with his son in Houston.
ETA, 8am EST Monday 8/29: No news thus far. I've just seen pics on the weather channel, and it still looks like New Orleans. This is good. Miss and AL look to get it a bit worse, and that is not.
My thoughts are with all of you who have family and friends in the area. Hang on tight.