Just read an article gives me hope that maybe our home is salvageable.
Figures liberally quoted in the national press would suggest that much of the city will have to be rebuilt. This is not the case. Having worked as an architect in New Orleans for over 30 years, I know that the vast majority of the now submerged buildings will be useable after the water is drained and should be cleaned, not destroyed. They will bend but not break – like the displaced citizenry.
From Architect’s thoughts on rebuilding New Orleans by Errol Barron
I’ve been operating under the assumption that our house is probably a complete loss. Ah, the uncertainty.