AFP is reporting that Exactly three years after deadly Hurricane Katrina slammed New Orleans, authorities on Friday begin bussing people out of the city ahead of the possible landfall of Gustav, forecast to hit the area early Tuesday as a powerful Category Three hurricane.
It is our hope at Hello, Negro that we don’t see a repeat of the destruction of Katrina; Displaced homeowners, a halt to the slow reconstruction process in New Orleans, and a repeat of the failure of government to protect and support it’s citizens by providing for their basic human needs. For all of the Katrina survivors in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas (Houston in particular) this anniversary comes at a scary time. However, we know that the strength of their spirits and the fortitude that they have developed through tragedy will allow them to bear what may come.
Be safe, that’s all that we ask of those in the region that may be hit this week by Gustav.