Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Here is a map showing the "resettlement" of New Orleans. Unless you know the area well or are familiar with what exactly flooded, it could be deceiving (i.e., City Park). Nonetheless, this is a nice job.
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.