Gut Rumbles

June 06, 2006

this is depressing

Holey-moley! Don't look at these pictures if you're easily depressed.

I don't understand why the place still looks the way it does so long after Katrina. When hurricane Hugo hit Charleston back in 1989, it whipped the livin' crap out of that city. I visited Charleston about six months after the storm and damage was still obvious in places, but nothing like what you see in New Orleans.

What causes that?

(UPDATE: Maybe the former residents of New Orleans are just waiting for FEMA to do this before they move back home.)


What causes that?

I'm torn between two different schools of thought about it.

My first thought was "apathy... hoplessness... the residents just waiting for someone to come do the work for them..."

Then, immediately following, came...

"Enough sense not to rebuild in the "danger zone" since they've not been able to improve the levees, unlike those California (and other) nutjobs who keep rebuilding right int he wrong places and lamenting getting wiped out time after time."

I don't know which it is, but... either way, it's messed up that it's still that messed up down there.

Posted by: Stevie on June 6, 2006 01:08 PM

Sorry not allowed to use the N word.

Posted by: james old guy on June 6, 2006 01:11 PM

I've made six trips to Mississippi since Katrina. It looks like New Orleans is behind Mississippi in terms of recovery. I haven't seen New Orleans up close and personal but I can testify that what I've seen of Mississippi is awful. Our friend who lives two blocks from the beach decided he had no choice but to rebuild and started weeks after the storm using his own two hands and getting by on a line of credit. Forget an insurance settlement. Yesterday, he took his first hot water shower in his home.

Posted by: Susie T on June 6, 2006 01:38 PM

Now laughing at Denny's post...

Posted by: Stevie on June 6, 2006 01:58 PM
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