Monday, October 10, 2005

News from the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Technology

October 8, 2005

To All,

I’m very happy to say that Pauline, Melissa and the “home” office have survived Katrina and Rita. Pauline and Melissa’s homes both suffered some structural damage but they both report that everything is “fixable”. Neither home experienced the terrible flood waters that most of New Orleans did but they did have some water damage from the rains that accompanied each hurricane. They both reported that their “forced” vacations were not something that they want to do again real soon. The office also suffered water damage and even though Dr. Van Meter’s staff is working hard to get everything back to normal (We occupy an office in Dr. Van Meter’s building) it has been slow going. We will expedite replacing and/or repairing everything that was damaged or ruined so that we can once again restore the “service” that we always strive to provide.

Pauline is now occupying our stripped office but she does have electricity, telephone, email service and, we believe, normal postal service. You may once again talk to someone that can actually answer all of your questions. Our phone number has remained the same, 1(504)328-8871.

I want to thank all of you for your concerns, prayers and patience during this terrible time in our history.


Paul C. Baker, CHT

NBDHMT, President