Hurricane Katrina Lessons
Rude Awakening
Thursday, August 30, 2007
By the morning of August 30, 2005, the world awoke to find New Orleans was flooding. News anchors didn’t learn about it until they stepped out of their hotels and into rapidly rising water. The city had not notified the media or its residents, even though the flooding began 24 hours before. The
...And Then the Levees Broke    
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
And then the levees broke
Today is two years since Katrina roared ashore, flooding St. Bernard, Plaquemines and New Orleans. A 15-foot tidal surge destroyed all waterfront homes from Mandeville to Slidell. A 30-foot tidal surge destroyed all waterfront homes along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
A Leader Does What is Right
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Doing what’s right.
Some do what’s right; other’s wait for permission.
The time lost between doing what is right and waiting for permission is the difference between life and death.
Two years ago today at around 10 a.m., New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin finally called for an evacuation of the
Evacuation Day
Monday, August 27, 2007
Today at 2 p.m. is exactly 2 years since I evacuated my home for Hurricane Katrina.
Katrina Lesson #1 unfolded as we drove out of town, while listening to WWL Radio.
Around 4 p.m. we heard Mayor Ray Nagin on the radio. In his "I'm a hip cat" delivery, he said, "Now, I'm not ordering a mandatory
Two years ago today the Hurricane Katrina ordeal began
Sunday, August 26, 2007
4 p.m., August 26, 2005 – two years ago.
That was the hour and day that life changed for millions of people along the Gulf Coast.
I had just walked in the house. My wife asked if I knew about the hurricane.
“There’s one in the Gulf ,” I responded. “It’s supposed to hit the Florida panhandle.”
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