Thursday, September 01, 2005


Amongst the stories coming out of Louisiana, reports that Fats Domino is missing. Domino told his manager on Monday that he intended to "ride out the storm" at home; his home is in the Ninth Ward, which is one of the worst-hit areas of a city that's been really badly hit. Of course, with communications in such a poor state and the rescue effort suffering from lack of direction (wasn't America meant to be on a heightened state of alert to cope with a massive disaster?), it doesn't mean the worst has happened.

Aaron Neville evacuated the city in time to avoid danger, but his home and most of his family's belongings have been destroyed.

Also among the thousands missing are Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint.

[Thanks to Matthew Best who originally posted the link in the comments section]


Kurt Gottschalk said...

Allen Toussaint turned up at the Superdome and has been moved to the Astrodome, according to a journalist I know from New Orleans. No word on the others, but best of wishes to and hopes for them.

Pam said...

Fats has been found, he is ok. I live in Baton Rouge, a city totally inundated with refugees. It's rough down here folks, please please send money to the American Red Cross and help these poor poor people. Thanks, Pam

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