I have really been in awe of the amount of damage Baton Rouge has sustained. For us, this was so much worse than Katrina, yet the national media keeps reporting things to the effect of "Louisiana really dodged a bullet on this one..." Sure, there were no major levee breaches, and not thousands of deaths due to Gustav, but it has definitely impacted our state and the city of Baton Rouge in dramatic ways. I have never seen lines to get gas so long... or so many trees down (and on top of houses). I know it will take a while to "recover" from this. My parents are still without power- and as of right now, have no estimate on when it will be restored.
But, God was faithful, and protected our family. Even though some of my family members have pretty extensive roof damage, trees down, etc., noone in the family was hurt in any way. Thank God for his protection.