Just arrived in the Hammond area (My old stompin' ground) this afternoon. The population in this are is normally fairly small with a few small towns and rural population. Right now there are people everywhere as well as in Baton Rouge. The damage to trees around here is crazy. There are chunks of pine forest that look mowed down, just snapped. Power lines are also down all over the place. And this area wasn't even in the direct path. I know it will only get worse the closer I get to my home in Kenner. I have word from a friend that we only had minor flooding in our home. Of course he only saw things from the outside. But he said things looked pretty decent. I'll see in a day or so.