Somebody tell the President to tune up his fiddle, because New Orleans is going to burn to the ground tonight. Well, hopefully not really, but apparently its a real concern.
New Years Eve is a dangerous proposition here, even on a good year. The annual tradition among many residents of firing their guns into the air at midnight creates a potentially lethal rain of bullets over the city. This year we have the additional threat of fireworks igniting the highly flammable blue tarps which cover damaged roofs all over town. Good fun. Maybe it will really finish the job.
Best wishes for an inferno free evening and a much better New Year.