Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Vertically Challenged

Cruising around Lafayette, LA yesterday I glanced at the elevation display on the GPS. It read one foot BELOW sea level! The results of this is noticed everywhere. The water table is so high in most places that you cannot bury people. Graves are mostly above ground with the dearly departed encased in concrete to keep them in place. Puddles do not drain quickly so the results of  even minor rains are seen for days after.

1 comment:

  1. I remember when we fled Hurricane Camile when I was a kid. We were staying with my brother who lived in New Orleans at the time. Amazing the number of coffins found in people's yards in the aftermath.

    Houses are all built on pilings.

    Hi Norma!