This article which appeared in National Geographic in October of 2004 raises some interesting questions for the ‘we couldn’t have known this was going to happen’ apologists that I pointed out in a previous posting. This quote from the article was particularly striking:
“The Federal Emergency Management Agency lists a hurricane strike on New Orleans as one of the most dire threats to the nation, up there with a large earthquake in California or a terrorist attack on New York City.”
I am glad that Colin Powell is out of office and can speak his mind about Katrina and it’s aftermath as well.
This is a pretty amazing slide show of the before, during and after of a photographer who was in New Orleans the entire time of the storm.