November 10, 2014- New Orleans was devastated by floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 due to multiple levee failures; moving forward, improvements are being made along multiple lines of defense in order to effectively manage the risk from large storms.
May 22, 2013- I had left the familiar hilly suburbs of Northern Virginia for a deltaic landscape dominated by canals and muggy bayous. I would call the Crescent City home as I completed my internship with Camp Restore. What would unfold over the next three months will leave a distinct mark on my life.
March 15, 2013- Thanks to volunteers who gave time and money for materials, we've been able to restore Otha's house this winter, with work including a new roof, siding, electric, plumbing with a handicap shower, window, subfloor, insulation, drywall, painting, doors, floor tile, kitchen cabinets and finally a ramp.
The story that there is a storm ‘out there’ has been a major story since last Thursday. It has been a long time. It will hit seven years to the day since Katrina. There are questions about the levees and about all the preparations we have made. How will what we have done stand up to a storm? We will find out soon.