In the T-P, this story mentions at the end that as of April 5, there were sill 987 missing. The total death count, despite the bizarre accounting (which include people that died within a certain time frame), is at 1,282 in Louisiana. How long did it take to establish the number of missing and dead from 9/11? Why do I not hear more outrage from the families of these people?
I grew up in Metairie, LA and lived in actual New Orleans for 12 years. The day that I turned 30, I moved to New Jersey and then to Easton, PA 4 years ago. As luck would have it, I was in New Orleans when Katrina approached and evacuated to Jackson, MS. Other than that, I am a Latin and history teacher at a small, independent school in NJ. I miss New Orleans a lot, think about it all the time, and try to go there whenever the work schedule allows.