Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Happy Ending to Gustav?

Cemetery in Dulac, La., after Gustav
John McCusker / The Times-Picayune
A statue of Jesus is just above the waterline in a cemetery in Dulac. Residents say the water came up here after the storm had passed. Shot Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008

Well, New Orleans missed the proverbial bullet, and Anderson Cooper and Geraldo have packed it up and gone back to New York, but the story isn't over. Just because New Orleans didn't flood out, doesn't mean the rest of the state fared so well.What about the ordinary folks who pump your oil, or come up with the shrimp and crabs we eat? They got hit hard, and without any mercy. Places like Grand Isle, New Iberia, Larose, and Thibadoux. For the rest of the story -The real story-check Houma Today or maybe The Advocate. Perhaps give KLRZ~The Rajun Cajun a listen. It's bad down there folks, worse than you may think.


Barb, sfo said...

People seem to think that New Orleans is the only place in Louisiana. In fact, this is the first place I have heard about how hard hit anywhere else was--I will be following your links to read more. (I've been to Thibodeaux...)

With my prayers for all those who have been in the path of Gustav or other storms. Just because they don't live in a famous city doesn't mean they don't count.

Annie said...

I'm sorry you got hurried away from by national events.

kouji said...

i'd read as much, mostly in other news blogs. the question is how to get the mainstream media to focus their attention on the suffering and hardship which continues unabated. may things improve somewhat with time.