|Source:Associated Press- Today in History.|
"Hurricane Katrina blows ashore in southeast Louisiana."
From the Associated Press
This post is just another example of what it's like to blog on a slow news day. The seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster in American history, that turned a somewhat big city New Orleans which before this storm was a city of around 450K people, in an area of around 1.5M people, into a smaller mid-size city of 150K people almost overnight. Because the Federal Government, Louisiana and New Orleans, were caught completely off guard by this storm, didn't understand the aftermath of it and what this storm could do, caught completely off guard by it.
Houston, a large city of 2M people in an area of 5M people or so, became a much larger city almost overnight. Because hundreds of thousands of people were left with no place to go and live, even ending up having to stay on the floor of the Louisiana Superdome, a football stadium/convention center.