[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Report from Longue Vue - PRNewswire
- Subject: Report from Longue Vue - PRNewswire
- From: Walter Henry <whenry@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 09:24:38 -0700
Longue Vue Suffers Katrina Flooding, Commits To Helping Rebuild New Orleans
Describes post-flooding situation at Longue Vue House & Gardens,
a National Historic Landmark in New Orleans currently
celebrating its 25th anniversary, which suffered substantial flood and
wind damage from Hurricane Katrina.
"According to Executive Director Bonnie Goldblum, the
eight-acre estate became "a lake" after the storm. ...
"Fortunately, the water stopped just inches short of
entering the main floor of the house and other nearby
structures that hold Longue Vue's collections. Right
now, we are battling the effects of no electricity, air
conditioning or fountain pumps, which are essential to
protect our collections."
"Goldblum speculated it would take several months to restore
fully all buildings, and much longer to re-build the formal