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Fridge in tree, 15 feet above the ground. Incredibly, the magnets are still affixed | by Adam bd
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Fridge in tree, 15 feet above the ground. Incredibly, the magnets are still affixed

I saw this fridge stuck in a tree in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana three months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area. This picture gives you a good idea of how high the storm surge was, as the fridge looks to be about 15 feet above the ground (see next pic). Plaquemines Parish (parishes are similar to counties) sits like a peninsula south west of New Orleans, deep into the Gulf of Mexico. If you picture Louisiana as a boot, Plaquemines Parish would be an extended big toe surrounded by water – with the farthest reaches of the Mississippi River running right through it! Therefore, its location is highly vulnerable to hurricanes and it has been devastated by several over the last 100 years. The industry revolves around fishing and oil rigs.

 

It is hard to imagine how anyone who stayed here during the storm survived.

 

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Taken on June 15, 2005