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November 3, 2012 1:20 PM   Subscribe

NOLA to New York Katrina survivors reach out to Sandy survivors
posted by ColdChef (8 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is so good to see. Sometimes just knowing others are thinking and caring about you gives you the strength of to carry on. Stay strong, and you can do it.
posted by arcticseal at 1:38 PM on November 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I wish this was a button I could press for automatic awesome food delivery.
posted by elizardbits at 1:38 PM on November 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


After Hurricane Katrina, my school was closed down for a semester, so I went to a high school in Slidell, which is about an hour north of New Orleans. I would come home every weekend though, and it was always so odd to be coming home and see how dark the city was at night. So much had been destroyed and so many areas were still without power weeks after the storm. When my school finally reopened, the neighborhoods around it were still mostly abandoned. My grandparents' house had been flooded and my uncle's house was destroyed.

Eventually things came back though, and the same thing will happen in those areas damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Though it might take a very long time, things will eventually return to normal.
posted by A Bad Catholic at 1:50 PM on November 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is a wonderfully uplifting site and I'm glad to see the messages of support from Katrina survivors. But on the other hand, I think about all the bad things that occurred during Katrina that maybe, just maybe, wouldn't have occurred under an Obama or even under a Kerry administration. I'd like to think that the death toll would have been less, the rescue operations would have been more timely ("Heckuva Job" Brownie still deserves public execution in my book) and the rebuilding would have been on a faster timetable. Sorry for the derail but everything about Katrina still rankles me beyond reason.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 7:30 PM on November 3, 2012


This is great and very uplifting. I've noticed that New Yorkers haven't had to put up with people saying we shouldn't rebuild and it was all New Yorkers' fault for not evacuating.
posted by Legomancer at 6:39 AM on November 4, 2012 [3 favorites]


IN BOTH PLACES, IT IS NOW CLEAR THAT A LOT MUST BE DONE TO PREVENT FLOODING TAKING PLACE AGAIN. THERE SEEMS NO WILL, LET ALONE MONEY, TO CONFRONT THE FACT THAT WATER OCEAN) LEVELS ARE RISING YEARLY AND LOW-LYING AREAs will agAIN BE FLOODED.
posted by Postroad at 9:04 AM on November 4, 2012


elizardbits: I wish this was a button I could press for automatic awesome food delivery.
At first, I assumed 'Brooklynite with a spicy palate'.

But then I realized Eb could be a winterbird missing good bagels and lox...

Either way, I want a cut.
posted by IAmBroom at 11:52 AM on November 5, 2012


Legomancer: This is great and very uplifting. I've noticed that New Yorkers haven't had to put up with people saying we shouldn't rebuild and it was all New Yorkers' fault for not evacuating.
To be fair, we haven't had to pay for decades of rebuilding Staten Island through Wall Street for flooding damages.

Give it 20 years.
posted by IAmBroom at 12:09 PM on November 5, 2012


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