MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry has tweeted that the home she and her husband recently bought in New Orleans, where she teaches, has been destroyed by Hurricane Isaac.
She reports that everyone is safe.
This is a big storm that some people have taken lightly because it is "only" a Category 1 hurricane, but it is capable of inflicting significant damage, especially from flooding.
Let's hope it moves out of Louisiana soon.
UPDATE: here's a tweet from her husband, James:
Just posted a photo instagr.am/p/O69qbVq3pP/— James Perry (@JamesHPerry) August 29, 2012
UPDATE 2: MHP was on MSNBC just now talking about the RNC when the subject of her house was brought up. She talked about the devastation in Plaquemines Parish and then made an excellent point about the whole "We Built it" theme of the GOP:
"Small businesses don't build levees."