It’s been 9 years today since Katrina made landfall on the Gulf’s coast. By the time it reached New Orleans, winds were estimated to have been Category 1 or 2 but then the levees failed and all hell broke loose. And then the world watched on TV as Americans stood on rooftops for days begging for water and worse and worse and worse. The Superdome became a symbol for loss, despair and failures at every level. It only took 4 1/2 years to change the Superdome into a house of triumph and a symbol of rebirth, renewal and rebuilding. The Dome, and all it represents, have become part of this city’s story and what better way to celebrate how far we’ve come than to go to a Saints game with the Rebirth Brass Band kicking things off in Champions Square. Continue reading
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Saints, Katrina and Rebirth!
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Waiting on Isaac
I’ve lived through a few hurricanes. Agnes took out our outdoor deck in 1972. But if Isaac becomes a hurricane, it will be the first to hit NOLA since my move here in 2009. I’ve decided to stay. Despite the anniversary with Katrina, this storm will be much weaker and NEVER FORGET – Katrina was really about the levee failures. Continue reading
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