We did make it over the bridge. I guided the camera crew to a high hill that overlooked the Industrial Canal and the levee Walls.
This is where things really began to get bad. The cement walls you see in these images are the levee wall. What you can't see yet is that the water was rising quickly and was a foot or so from topping the walls. These ancient cement pipes are part of the levee protection. Cracked and decaying, the water was bubbling up from the ground around us and through sewer caps. With each surge from the storm the water would spurt out like mini geysers.
We arrived at this point right around the time the eye passed over, so things were calmer and the rain had ceased for a time. Surveyors were up there with us, watching for breaks.