Nov
11
2012

Katrina survivors helping Sandy survivors.

Paying it back:

Seven years after Katrina destroyed neighborhoods, killed more than 1,800 people and caused some $108 billion in damage, many of the people caught in its crosshairs are reaching into their wallets and cupboards to try to bring relief to the Atlantic Coast.

Church groups, nonprofits, City Hall and individuals in New Orleans and along the Mississippi Gulf Coast have begun sending care packages, donating money and staging volunteers for the clean-up and recovery efforts.

Good on them.  Particularly since the recovery is… not going so well in New York.

Moe Lane

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7 Comments

  • acat says:

    NPR (I know, right?) had a piece on how bad it is on Long Island.
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    One muni or another .. (I was *driving*, not taking notes!) .. had literally stopped talking to the long island electric company and started directing crews willing to work in their region directly.
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    The long island electric company claim they never planned on anything this big .. which is no excuse for, after three weeks, not being able to say “you’ll be back up around X”…
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    The Chicago exurb of Plainfield was *leveled* by a tornado several years ago. ComEd had most affected customers back online within 2-4 days, and had *accurate* estimates to restore the rest communicated within a week.
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    Hoping some of this anger lingers long enough for 2014. The reason Long Island was hit this hard was the weather, but the reason the *response* has been so pathetic is single-party rule.
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    Mew

  • nighttwister says:

    The Red Cross says everything’s just peachy from their point of view. “Nearly Flawless”, is how they measure their response. I guess the evaluation depends on your perspective, that is, whether you are the one providing the assistance or the one not receiving it.

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