So I got a call from a friend at 4:00 this morning asking if I got hit by the tornado. No, I told him. We heard it, but it didn't even move the unread Times-Picayune out of the yard.
He got hit.
I drove over there, and his windows were blown out. Other houses near him had lost their roofs, and one house was literally blown off its foundation. Power lines everywhere.
I could stand in the middle of Willow Street, and from Hillary facing downtown, there was no apparent damage. From Hillary facing the parish line, it was utter darkness.
There were powerlines and powerpoles down in the roads.
My lovely wife took these pics this morning on the way back from taking child #1 to school.