Katrina… and the waves…

How sad… how sad, indeed… last week, I was kinda joking, as we saw Hurricane Katrina approach Florida: “Katrina and the Waves!” Remember that 80’s band? They were a one-hit wonder, that became popular with “Walking on Sunshine”. How ironic…

Today, it’s been a few days and I cannot believe my eyes, watching the total devastation in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. It’s completely unreal. Today, after the storm had passed through the area, a levee (muro) in New Orleans broke, starting to let water in from a lake toward the north of the city. A mandatory evacuation was ordered, and almost 80% of the city is now under water. It’s worse than a Hollywood movie.

I thought I’d share this, that a Show Production student from school posted on our discussion boards:
“I Just lost a family member and their animals to Katrina… And my house back home, looks like it never existed… there isnt even shingles, splintered wood, let alone a concrete foundation… NOTHING remains… nothing… 20 feet of treeline blocked the gulf from my home… all those trees alongs with im guessing parts of neighbors and my home litter the street over 100 yards from where the tree and my home was…. my neighbors house is also gone, but their foundation and steps up to their house remain..”

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