Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Monday, June 26, 2006
Not just with emails but with 7(!) inches of rain. There have been some boat rescues, too. See, lawmakers, it sucks living in a flood plain. Now we will cancel your insurance (at least increase your premiums), knock out power to every neighborhood, and reduce city services. Then we can debate whether we should rebuild in a "that part of the world."
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.