August 29, 2009
KATRINA: FOUR YEARS GONE
It was four years ago today that Hurricane Katrina struck
Lawlessness prevailed. Responsible, hard-working parents had to steal to provide the basic necessities of life for their families. Food and water became currency. Life reverted to a primitive order. Later, help came and order restored.
Things are better today, but the wounds have not fully healed. Neighborhoods still lie desolate. Friends and family remain missing. Pictures, writings, souvenirs, all the keepsakes of a lifetime, have been lost forever.
A hundred years from now, Katrina will be the subject of many different tales and historical accounts. Only those who lived through Katrina, however, will truly know the full weight of this monumental disaster.