Friday, August 29, 2008

August 29

Memorial to Hurricane Katrina victims taking shape

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six mausoleums for the unclaimed dead of Hurricane Katrina stand on what was vacant land just five weeks ago, as New Orleans — in what could be a testament to its determination — scrambles to complete a memorial by Friday's third anniversary of the storm...

New Orleans remembers Katrina, Awaits Gustav

New Orleans will commemorate the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Friday under the threat of Tropical Storm Gustav, which is creeping toward a city with many of the same vulnerabilities that proved disastrous in 2005.

Much has been done to repair and strengthen levees and install floodgates and floodwalls along the man-made canals that slice through New Orleans. But for every dollar that has been invested so far, at least three more of the federal dollars approved to shield the city from massive storms remain unspent.


SkylersDad said...

My that memorial is coming along wonderfully!

Does that city move at this same brisk pace with everything?

Johnny Yen said...

The failure to respond to Katrina will be one of the monolithic legacies from the W. administration.

Eventually there will certainly be a memorial to the dead of the Iraq war-- when that war ends someday.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

This is not going to be easily resolved, is it? If ever.

Katie Schwartz said...

Beautiful post, Bubbsie. We can't forget. We must remember.

It's scary and sad to think that three years later, overwhelming destruction still remains.

Grant Miller said...

Unspent or misspent?