Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hurricane Katrina's collection


This is what awaited us four years ago when we returned to the old neighborhood where we lived back in the early 80's. Of, course we didn't have to wait to get to this neighborhood to see this. Hurricane Katrina had left destruction in every single street in the region. This neighborhood in Slidell had about 8 feet of water.

What you don't see in this picture is something that was happening in neighborhoods all over -- the residents were hauling everything out of their house, including sheet-rock and cabinets. When they needed a break, they would stand around with neighbors and commiserate that they had not "home" to go back into.

--steve buser

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7 comments:

Hilda said...

That really was such an awful disaster. I hope the neighborhoods have recovered by now.

Ms M said...

Your photos will help keep an awareness of the work that still needs to be done so New Orleans and the Gulf Coast will recover from this tragedy.

Halcyon said...

It's hard to believe that this was a scene in the US. It's sad that four years later, things are still not fully back to normal for everyone.

Wanda said...

Such images....so sad. My husband went back for a week and worked in a shelter in Greenville when Rita hit.

So much to remember....

teahouse said...

I remember one of my friends told me about the seas of refrigerator cemeteries. Apparently everyon's refrigerator got ruined from the loss of electricity, rotting food, etc. and there were streets where it was just one refrigerator on the curb after another...

The Mulligan Family said...

My heart breaks.

Tanja said...

I can not believe it is been 4 years since this happend.. I just love NO and want to come back someday