I wanted to pause for a brief second to remember the 53 people in my hometown who lost their lives 5 years ago yesterday, when Hurricane Katrina took my hometown off the map.
If a town doesn’t have any buildings, is it still a town? Waveland answered that question by surviving.
For those of you who have just recently met me, this post is mostly a FYI. But for those of you who have been following me throughout Katrina, I know I sound like a broken record, but I’ll never be able to thank you enough.
My Parents on NBC Nightly News
“Living through hell prepares you for anything life throws at you.”
Quote taken from a friend’s blog post regarding an outsider’s perspective on the storm. Amen.
Save Waveland Scholarship Fund
Just wanted to remind folks that they can still donate directly to the scholarship fund I created from my Visual Studio Tips book royalties. https://www.mgccc.edu/creditcard.htm
Photo found here. Annotations are mine.
Is New Orleans / Waveland rebuilt?
I guess it depends on what you mean by “rebuilt?” If rebuilt means “back the way it was” then the answer is a definitive no. In many places it has rebuilt, but it many, many different ways. And in many places it still 5 years later looks like Katrina just happened.
But every time I go home, things are looking better and better.