Sunday, June 10, 2007

New Orleans Almost 2 Years Later

"Nearly everywhere local freelance journalist Sara Shipley Hiles turned during her springtime visit, devastation loomed.

The end of August marks the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, yet a large section of New Orleans still stands empty. The Lower Ninth Ward is without electricity. Families still live in Federal Emergency Management Association trailers, afraid to rebuild because the OK to do so hasn't yet been handed down.

It was a heartbreaking sight for the former New Orleans resident, but even more heartbreaking because hardly anything had changed since she traveled there a year earlier...." [links added]

- an article on author and journalist Sara Shipley Hiles recent visit to New Orleans.

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