The Katrina Cottage
is economical, rather charming, and can serve as a "grow" house
. At $35,000 for 308 sq ft, it compares favorably to the $75k FEMA trailer.
Not a totally new idea
- some of the 1906 earthquake refuge shacks
are still in existence
in San Francisco. Might tiny houses
be the future for disaster relief? (via The Blues and Then Some)
Benjamin Krain, photojournalist.
His series on Katrina captures both scale and detail. His portfolio includes work on Afghanistan, Cuba, Burning Man. His work on the Marshallese
was previously on Mefi. (flash warning for the haters)
"The guy who runs this building I'm in, emergency management, he's responsible for everything. His mother was trapped in St. Bernard nursing home and every day she called him and said, "Are you coming, son? Is somebody coming?" And he said, "Yeah, Mama, somebody's coming to get you. Somebody's coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Thursday. Somebody's coming to get you on Friday." And she drowned Friday night. She drowned Friday night.
" Aaron Broussard
, president of Jefferson Parish in New Orleans damns FEMA on Tim Russett this morning. (WMV clip)
Longtime Mefi member chuq
offers a tiny respite from the misery with his report on the survival of many of Louisiana's beloved musicians
, including the good news that Fats Domino was rescued from his roof. More coverage here