This post originally was sent as an email to friends and family from inside The Times-Picayune's headquarters in downtown New Orleans.
Tuesday late morning
We're evacuating to the West Bank immediately, then possibly to Baton Rouge.
Can't take much.
Just my computer bag. not even clothes. Trucks can still get to interstate but window of opportunity to get us out is closing.
Also beginning to smell fuel in building, probably from gas, diesel and oil in the flood water. So safety here will increasingly be at risk.
Will update whenever possible. Not sure when.