The warning area ends at the Parish line, four blocks south: We're safe! (Graphic courtesy of NHC)

Last night, the National Hurricane Center posted tropical storm warnings for the Louisiana coast, extending inland as far as four blocks south of my house (at the Acadia/St. Landry Parish line).

Ah, blissful repose!  I live out of the warning zone.  I can relax while my neighbors in the next sub-division to the south must be quaking in their white rubber boots this morning as they tie down patio furniture, sand bag doors, and stock provisions in their disaster kits before the lights go out.  What a difference four blocks make!