5 years since Hurricane Katrina.....who cares? 34 replies

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NiteStryker

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#1 8 years ago

Maybe a selfish way of thinking, but honestly, who cares (besides the people in New Orleans) that its been 5 years since Hurricane Katrina? Thats what you get when you live in a city thats below sea level, and only cared about during Mardi Gras.

I live in San Diego, California. And when we get our overdue 8.0 quake, I wont be bitching because its an assumed risk. I know its coming.

But what good is it to remember every year "Oh yea remember last year / a few years ago? When we got flooded? Yea that sucked".

Get over it and move on. I dont want to hear about Katrina in 25 years in a boohoo news story.




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#2 8 years ago

Is it true that some parts of New Orleans still haven't been rebuilt after the destruction caused by Katrina, or have they finally sorted all that out now?




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#3 8 years ago

Last that I heard, some parts were still not rebuilt. But honestly, some of the areas, the before and after pictures dont look THAT different.




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#4 8 years ago
Get over it and move on. I dont want to hear about Katrina in 25 years in a boohoo news story.

Katrina is historically significant because it raped New Orleans and it made the Bush Administration look bad.

I can't see having a memorial service every year, but I can see it going in school history books in the next 10 years when they write about the Bush presidency.

It is same thing with 9/11. People need to move on with their lives.




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#5 8 years ago

It has a historical perspective, yes, as the Indonesian tsunami from 04 and other disasters. But they talk about it annually in (what I deem to be) a pathetic cry for attention.




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#6 8 years ago
Mr. Matt;5385930Is it true that some parts of New Orleans still haven't been rebuilt after the destruction caused by Katrina, or have they finally sorted all that out now?

I go down every year and most of it is still not rebuilt. Most of the reason is that when the government initially started giving out relief money, contractors would swoop in, take the money, and swoop out without delivering services. And since these are the poor sections of New Orleans the residents have no recourse.

Also keep in mind that FEMA never really gave an appropriate response (whereas FEMA is trolling around my neighborhood right now looking for people to throw money at from the midwest flooding).

It's still bad down there, and even five years later it still needs attention. It's not like a quake in LA. Long Angeles will get rebuilt. The poor quarters of New Orleans? Not so much. Not on their own, anyway, and not after the people have been getting screwed over left and right for five years.

People can't move on. They don't have houses to live in and they don't have money or supplies to fix them (or get new ones).




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#7 8 years ago

Poor people tend to live in clusters...




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#8 8 years ago

Thank you for that gem, Captain Obvious. Have you ever wondered why? Go to a poor area and find out.




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#9 8 years ago

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#10 8 years ago
Inyri Forge;5386006Thank you for that gem, Captain Obvious. Have you ever wondered why? Go to a poor area and find out.

So a poor area thats built below sea level gets flooded, and now the government is supposed to give them money to make them not poor?

This is what I dont understand. The area was mostly crappy beforehand, and now its crappy with water damage. But the media makes a big deal "zomg 5 years ago we were under water". Why waste money rebuilding a crappy area?