Wednesday, July 25, 2007

How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?

What more can be said about Hurricane Katrina and the destruction it caused in New Orleans? Here's what you'll see as you drive around the Crescent City...two years after the storm...

An occupied house that looks perfect. Next door, a house with an RV parked on the front lawn, up on blocks, where a family is presumably still living until its house becomes inhabitable again. Next to that, a house that is completely deserted, featuring a brown stripe way up off the ground (the high-water mark) and spray paint on the door (indicating the house had been searched for victims).

And those are the nice neighborhoods...


PS: The building in the picture burned for days after Katrina, causing the white smoke that enveloped much of the city (which you may remember seeing on television).


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