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Hurricane Katrina Two Years Later

by Kevin Caruso

August 29, 2007

The horrible images are indelibly etched in the minds of Americans: The disaster that was Hurricane Katrina and the unnatural disaster that was the response (or lack thereof) by the U.S. Government.

The breached levees.

The devastation in Mississippi.

The flood in New Orleans.

People stranded in New Orleans.

And our federal government unaware, unprepared, and unresponsive.

So what has changed in two years?

Answer: Not much.

Some areas of the Gulf Coast still look like Katrina hit yesterday. Although the debris has been cleared, many houses stand derelict amid a sea of weeds and dirt.

The sense of loss and hopelessness is still as strong as ever for many.

Most survivors will never collect insurance money they thought was coming, and now insurance rates have skyrocketed.

Many survivors are still stuck in FEMA trailers.

The promised rebuilding grants are nowhere to be found.

The death rate in New Orleans is up about 50 percent because some of the hospitals never reopened.

Mental illness is still very high among survivors, and most of them are not getting the help that they need.

Some survivors have died by suicide.

Many survivors are suicidal.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the great people of the Gulf Coast who have suffered in unimaginable ways.

God bless all of the angels we lost because of Hurricane Katrina.

God bless the survivors.

God bless everyone who died by suicide.

And God bless everyone who is suicidal because of Katrina and our government's disgraceful response to the disaster.

I love you all, and I will never stop fighting for you.

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Take care,

Kevin Caruso
Founder, Executive Director, Editor-in-Chief


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Thank you,

Kevin Caruso

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