Dispatches from Tanganyika
Poppy Z. Brite is a NOLA blogger who's been blogging reliably all through the disaster. This is from September 8:
Rescue team apparently got into our house. Got 14 cats and the snake; are going to try to go back for more. I don't know which cats or where they are. Hoping for more info soon and will update as I can. I feel like a man who has just been pulled back from the edge of a deadly precipice. Thank you all, again, for the help. We still have a long, scary road ahead, but at least there is hope.