Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Big Easy in Big Trouble
I may be wrong, but I think the mainstream media is getting confused here. They seem to think the story of Katrina has shifted away from New Orleans, which “dodged a bullet” and moved to Mississippi. This is not true. New Orleans has suffered a catastrophe. After the winds of the hurricane have died down the waters continue to rise, even now. The levee break is flooding the city. Many people whose homes survived the hurricane were later rescued from their roofs when the waters continued to rise around them. Many of those survivors are sure that hundreds of people are going to be found dead in their attics. I hope that’s not true. I’m sure that as the damage assessments come in over the next few days we are going to find out that New Orleans is truly devastated and than they can’t be written off as being “lucky again.”

If you want to see some first hand reporting, not filtered through national media, check out NOLA.com where the New Orleans Time-Picayune published an internet only edition today. As of 9:40 a.m. this morning the newspaper staff was evacuating their city building while they could still get out.

UPDATE: Ugh. One of the pitfalls of being a minor league/hobby blogger is that you blog on a topic and then go out and find that someones else has done it so much better. So for the better post you can visit Stephen Green's Vodkapundit Aftermath

UPDATE II: Dear Lord, the news keeps getting worse and worse. My heart is breaking for so many people who have lost everything.