It was here, from this end of the gallery, that the nuns and their guests were taken out by boat eight days after Hurricane Katrina. There were 45 in all who stayed here with no electricity, no running water and looters running rampant in the City. However, they had prepared well and were well stocked with food, water and enough water to flush toilets and meet their personal needs. These buildings were built in the early 1900's so open windows on the second and third floors created cross ventilation in the humid, 100 degree weather and provided safety.
There are thousands of stories like this all over the New Orleans metro area; stories of bravery and heroism and kindness.