Here’s the Drudgereport pic, strictly for comparison —
I would say a ‘reporter’ safely drove north from New Orleans, pulled off on the shoulder on the northbound side of 55 and snapped this pic.
Just spoke to friends in Pensacola and Mobile who reported VASTLY improved weather for them.
When I lived in Louisiana, we vacationed in Gulf Shores one year that Hurricane Florence came through.
We had left the TV off most of the week, and noticed the storm clouds. So we turned the TV on and realized we were under evacuation orders and had been for over a day. We threw everything in the car and headed out.
Water was already covering the road to get off the island, making it very hard to see the road. But we managed to get off the island and then to I-10 and headed home.
We got close to Lake Ponchatrain and traffic slowed to a crawl with all of the people coming out of New Orleans. At that point Interstate 10 is built up high out of the swamps. You're level with the tree tops and they were swaying big time. So we're crawling along 5 miles an hour on the interstate surrounded by water watching the trees whip back and forth.
Once we got past Lake Ponchatrain everything was fine. We headed on into Baton Rouge and stopped and had dinner at Ralph and Kacoo's.