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-- -- -- -- that New Orleans institution.
Cafe Dumont open 24 hours every single day except Christmas and today take a look at these pictures New Orleans has cleared out.
Bart bin -- as vice president cafe du -- joins us by phone.
From New Orleans Berger thanks for being -- whether you know I think the entire country is -- -- New -- you guys took it on the chin -- 05 Katrina will want to get hit again.
When did you close cafe Dumont and when you hope to open again.
Well we closed BR -- paid a month last night.
About though at 10 o'clock last night we think everybody you know we cleaned up and everybody home and we're open to -- open again not Thursday morning there's just gonna wait for the thing to -- then.
To get back below recent wary do -- every day.
Where's the bigger risk.
Doing without any business -- actually weren't about physical -- you have to above board up the windows what do you do to prepare.
Well -- you know are really our our biggest worry is there's.
There's -- -- really.
That certainly does -- think we did to prepare is though we gave we gave all our employees the chance to go home.
To to take care -- -- you know make sure that that.
That that everything at state that there -- home.
And and you know from from our perspective you know with what we did to prepare.
But yet we did board up put up a few windows but some of the other building -- -- -- brief -- through Katrina though.
Note that the another -- another another encouraging to hear that -- so -- it is the tropical storm.
And we demand to you know the bitty -- government.
You know just that -- dude you've been evacuated buddy yet to be prepared.
You know prepare -- your home then and be prepared this stuff.
Just that they don't have built on built don't -- defense you know in the rain event that it now.
My biggest -- however is that it is this storm surge water.
You know window when the rain when it does Ali third grade in the city in oil and and at the -- them come in -- Citi.
You know high water.
Coming in the gulf -- so we we.
You know we did have -- Army Corps of Engineers that dumb.
Discretely a year ago and and -- -- that further along right now though.
-- it is but it is that a big worry you know we're gonna find out.
Yep part you know look at -- pictures right now of the storm's path that.
You can see New Orleans just -- and squarely in the middle of that projected movement and -- will make.
-- -- they've been kept a hurricane a big category one that's still serious is just.
Far less strong than Katrina was so in addition to I think being a little left strong a storm than Katrina what do you think that New Orleans itself.
Is in better shape better braced for this one than it was for Katrina -- Oh definitely definitely even if it even if there were up -- -- at the beer at Katrina.
Bomb and oil and -- is much much better prepared.
Then been everywhere that we were are back in 2005.
You know had it not been what do you break in the -- that -- No oil and you know -- to day right after Katrina would have just been a normal.
Bump everybody would have -- -- driven right back in the town.
However because the the failure of the -- that.
-- that did not happen well now here we are seven years later.
The Army Corps of Engineers to bend over ten billion dollar big thing to -- let the them to protect that -- -- -- war of one.
We have -- -- just pumping capacity.
In the world beer right now though while just this right now but over there right now it is up note if you well.
-- -- no it was coming.
You know everybody at home everybody.
You know prepared a yeah.
You know they be they brought in you know everybody went -- -- stores stocked up they still up there aren't asked that the date they need to -- down.
However if that's no -- you know we're gonna yeah we're gonna come back on Thursday morning yen and that it be great day.
-- right -- been -- all those big NEA's -- cafe Dumont best of -- Syria -- a baton down the hatches for -- we appreciate your being with us today.
Thank you very much thank -- well president.
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