Wednesday, August 30, 2006

One Year Later - Hurricane Katrina

My longtime readers will remember that this time last year, I was working as a volunteer at the Austin Red Cross Shelter for Hurricane Katrina evacuees. We turned the Convention Center from a cavernous shell in to a working city in no time flat. Many of our evacuees were from the freeway that was so prominent on television coverage. In addition to working as a volunteer, I also covered it as a reporter and for my column. It is worth checking out my September 2005 Archive to read some of my observations. I suggest you start at the bottom and work your way up.
You know, I never saw any of the evacuees again after the shelter closed. It would be nice to know how they are doing ...

1 comment:

El Jefe Maximo said...

I had my own journals out the night before last...not the blog, but my private journals, and it's all full of it seems like weeks of Katrina and Rita: friends with NOLA relatives or friends: my own relatives north of Mobile, Ala., and our own abortive attempt to cruise Houston in front of Rita.

So many of us were very fortunate, too many were not.