I was a brand-new blogger when Hurricane Katrina hit two years ago. Here's a re-cap of my posts in the midst of the disaster:
August 29, 2005: Before we knew what kind of devastation was in store, Literary salute to the Big Easy
August 31, 2005: OK, it's lookin' bad - A Streetcar Named Get Me Outta Here
September 1, 2005: Unimaginable awfulness prompts three posts in one day - Katrina concerns, "They endured," and Angry and helpless, which was pretty much the way we were all feeling.
September 2, 2005: Trying to figure out how to help prompts Mission Impossible? and Katrina rescue via database?
September 4, 2005: Still hangin' on with New Orleans on the big screen and Anne Rice does some truth-tellin'.
September 6, 2005: Wondering why we're having a hard time dealing with the catastrophe Questions that deserve a closer look.
September 7, 2005: So, how do we fix this thing? Can-do solution possibilities but don't forget what makes New Orleans great And then there's the music . . .
September 8, 2005: San Francisco earthquake vs. New Orleans Katrina Gee, it seemed to work in 1906.
It's still hard to believe that after two years, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast aren't back to normal. How those folks are hanging on in the face of living in trailers or gutted homes, continued lack of utilities and health services, and a total breakdown of government at all levels is beyond me. Keep them in your thoughts.