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self driving post katrina tour

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self driving post katrina tour

Visiting New Orleans in March and have been following some postings on various tours of Katrina devestation. We will be renting a car and are wondering if anyone have produced driving maps that would allow us to see the damage at our own pace.

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1. Re: self driving post katrina tour

You don't need a map, just drive. You will see it everywhere.

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2. Re: self driving post katrina tour

Although you will see damage driving around the city, "Fodor's New Orleans 2007" contains a very detailed driving tour of the damaged areas, plus descriptions of what, where, and how the city flooded. Recommended.

I'd also suggest buying a good street map.

And here's an excellent interactive map of how the city flooded, courtesy of the Times Picayune.


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3. Re: self driving post katrina tour

Just a warning, but every time I have taken my car into the zone in order to show visitors what its like, I pick up a nail or two in my tires. I know you will have a rental car ,but if you need the car on the day after, you may have a flat.

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4. Re: self driving post katrina tour

I agree about the nails. I've replaced FOUR tires in the past 18 months.

One thing I would point out is that a little damage goes a long way. I've heard from several people that while they are glad they took the "flooded areas" tour that it was too long and overwhelmed the senses.

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