Thursday, December 29, 2005

Remembering Katrina...

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina I started publishing this blog with the idea of helping keep public attention on this terrible disaster. We all know the mainstream media has a short attention span - no matter how important the story.

Since I visited New Orleans on Thanksgiving Weekend I've been keeping an eye out for newspaper stories on what is happening on the ground. This story in yesterday's Washington Post is most informative.

What the Post story points out is the difficult decision that people will have to make about returning to what remains of their destroyed homes. The bottom line is that New Orleans will be a much smaller city than it was before Katrina. Many will not return. And the demographics of the city will change.