The storm over Louisiana has ended for now but the clouds of anger, frustration, despair and blame continue.
The month of August in Louisiana has never been the best time for the state. It has been hit by various major weather events including the two in 2005, hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Just as most Americans remember where they were on 9/11, those of us living on the Gulf Coast remember the fear and concern that enveloped our region ten years ago this week. A lady named Katrina changed many of our lives. In looking back, many Louisianans felt that maybe New Orleans really was a city that care forgot, and the whole Gulf Coast was thrown in for good measure. This human tragedy has haunted the Bayou State over the past decade as even today the rebuilding effort continues.
by Vincent T Sylvain,
Publisher of The New Orleans Agenda
Outside of marriage, birth of my son, family deaths and other personal occasions, Hurricane Katrina was and is the most significant event in my life.
Never would I have imagined that a one-day storm would have caused such personal family disruptions, moments of bewilderment and despair, uncertainty of personal futures, cataclysmic changes in lives and hopes.
The 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is approaching which will remind millions of one of the worst natural and man-made disasters in American history. For the most part, hopefully, that killer-storm nightmare is behind all of us. However, the anniversary should also be a reminder that families should not only prepare for themselves but for those who might be in special need-- senior citizens and people with chronic health conditions. They are particularly susceptible to higher risks, in the event of a hurricane evacuation.
Perhaps one of the more creative opportunities arising from the weathered ruins and the waters of Hurricane Katrina is a vessel of energy and talent called Rising Tide NOLA.
The Rising Tide is an event founded by blogger Mark Moseley, who publishes Your Right Hand Thief blog.
Earth Day is celebrated all over the world and is discussed on the airwaves and at the water coolers.
Here is a discussion on WGSO radio-Bayoubuzz Google Hangout webcast Tuesday morning on Jeff Crouere’s radio show.
Some in Louisiana are hopping mad at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and want an apology for comments he made comparing Hurricane Sandy to Hurricane Katrina which destroyed much of South Louisiana.
As New Orleans braces for its magnificent holiday season followed by the mega-extravangzas of Sugar Bowl, Mardi Gras and this year, the super of the super, the NFL Super Bowl, there is one question on the mind of many tourists: How is the New Orleans city and region economy doing since it is now seven Christmases ago from the season following Hurricane Katrina?
Should the U.S. Congress postpone the Presidential and other elections due to the Hurricane and now tropical storm?