Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Stories of the aftermath

I have read several interesting stories following the devastation of Hurrican Katrina. The human crisis is obvious and disturbing. Then there are the sad and sordid side stories.

Two that caught my interest have been a story on the fraud. There were homes in Jackson which had no damage, other than they were without power for a few days. This really sucks because there are people who have really suffered, and still suffering and we have major rebuilding to do. This is the kind of fraud that works against aid efforts to those who are really in need. I would rather have some people undeservedly benefit if it ensures that all are covered, but major parts of the south are a wreck.

Then there is the change of New Orleans. It appears that New Orleans will be permanently altered in terms of demographics. The city was once a majority African American will now have a substantial Latino presence.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're famous:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7681925/site/newsweek/?articleid=10218343

I wonder if they'll have another link to the bloggers talking about the page about the bloggers talking about the article. -Ben W

2:18 PM  
Blogger beadinggalinMS said...

I live in one of the hardest hit areas of MS that Katrina chewed up and spit out. The devastation is surreal. You can not believe it but your eyes are staring at it each and every day. Many many people are still without homes, jobs and etc.. I live near Waveland, MS. You can say it was basically wiped off the map. Fraudulant stories about the after math makes it bad for everyone effected. It makes people wonder do they really need the help? YES they do. We have people living in tents!

10:32 AM  

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