No, that's not a quote about NOLA. Please spend some time reading Eye Of The Storm, a blog by Josh Keller and Mike Keller, documenting first hand Katrina's destruction in Mississippi.
I spent the day in the town where the eye passed directly over, Pass Christian, and it made me cry for the second time since this began.I have been up and down Harrison County now, and this was by far the worst I have seen. Standing on the beach, I met an active duty army guy stationed at Fort Bragg. He said, "I've been to Iraq and Afghanistan and I have never destruction like this." (link)
At Eye Of The Storm there are photos and reports from Pass Christian, Gulfport, Biloxi, Long Beach . . .
Also go to Mississippi Sun Herald reporter Don Hammack's blog, Eyes on Katrina for local level news blogging on the devastation in Mississippi.
The horrors in NOLA are hard to stop thinking about, but please, keep paying attention to Mississippi and Alabama. People are suffering terribly.
Some of Josh Norman's photos from Pass Christian, MS.
From left to right, that's Louis, Joe, Ronnie and Watson. They had all lost their homes and were sleeping outside next to a trailer but insisted I take one of the peaches an electrical worker crew from South Carolina gave them.
posted by Josh Norman at 1:23 PM
This is why reporting in Pass Christian has been difficult.