One Year Later:
- Less than half of the city's pre-storm population has returned
- 60 percent of homes still lack electricity
- Six out of nine hospitals remain closed
- Rental rates are up 40 percent
for more facts, click here: http://thinkprogress.org/2006/08/28/katrina-facts-anniversary/
What's behind Hurricane Katrina? It sure took an odd path that week.
Why were food, water, and supplies shipped back? Destroyed in some cases? Communication lines cut? http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/september2005/060905femasabotaging.htm
Why did FEMA only send 100 buses when the LA National Guard asked for 700? http://thinkprogress.org/katrina-timeline
Listen to the president of Jefferson Parish, Aaron Broussard, make his emotional appeal on NBC's Meet the Press: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/09/324191.shtml
The response to Hurricane Katrina was a national outrage. If it can happen in New Orleans, a similar catastrophe can happen anywhere in the United States. We can't afford to forget it.