I Know That Hurricane Katrina Changed My Life

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    Katrina Nightmares

    I lived in New Orleans, the city I love for many years, I stayed during hurricane Katrina, and at the time it was just another experience. I stayed for 3 more years after the storm, and flood, and for quite awhile it was just another adventure in my crazy life, however lately I...
    FleaMarketJunkie FleaMarketJunkie
    46-50, M
    Nov 12, 2013

    Still Affected These Years Later

    Hi everyone.I have been looking for a place to help with my fallout from the hurricane.I hope someone here can listen, offer something, I don't know what I really need with this, but at least to sort through it somehow.I am a single woman in my early 40s. I gave up everything...
    stripedcat stripedcat
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2010
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    26-30
    Aug 31, 2015

    Jury Convicts 5 Officers In Katrina Shootings

    There is a bigger issue here. In the big scheme of things Katrina was a terrible but small disaster. Can you image what a super volcano or a massive earthquake would do to this country? If we don't have order when something like Katrina happens would this country collapse when a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 5, 2011
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    26-30
    Sep 4, 2015
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    26-30
    Aug 31, 2015

    It Was H***

    i watched  my neighbours roof get rolled up and blown off his house.trees pounded my house.we were without power for a week and a half.we didn`t get any help.but as bad as it was here it was worse in new orleans and in the southern part of my state.i plan on if it happiening...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    36-40
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2009
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    26-30
    Sep 3, 2015

    Are You Smitten Or Are You Mad? I Prefer: Incurable Romantic

       Are you Smitten or Are you Mad? I Prefer: Incurable Romantic   Are you Dreaming of Romance? Do you remember the feeling of falling in love for the first time? Most people have a cute love sick story and they usually share similar traits. We talk of the...
    TeslasTemptress TeslasTemptress
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Jan 8, 2009
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    26-30
    Sep 1, 2015

    Over For Another Year

     "Everyone get off the street! Mardi Gras is over. You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here." This is the speech that New Orleans police broadcast at exactly midnight on Fat Tuesday. Using mounted officers and patrol units the guys in blue herd the people...
    BayouBluePhantom BayouBluePhantom
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 25, 2009
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    26-30
    Sep 1, 2015

    The Storm

    I am one of the lucky ones, because my house was completely gone. I didn't have  to deal with the roof gone, flooded house, stinking mud. mold that made very many sick Even if my house would have just flooded, I would have lost everything. I didn,t take any...
    countryboy52 countryboy52
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Sep 1, 2009
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    26-30
    Sep 1, 2015

    It Definitely Did

     Over all, I was lucky. My house was okay, generally. I didn't lose everything. But I didn't know if my family was okay for a week (I was at boarding school). My region was ravaged, and nothing looked the same anymore. My mom lost her job, and so we had to move. Because of...
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 9, 2008

    I didn't have much hurricane damage to my own

    property, but the community where I was living was completely devastated, and my husband died from heart failure from the trauma of it all. I have been mentally handicapped all my life and he was the last person alive that I could trust to take care of me. I tried to take care...
    rebeccapharr rebeccapharr
    61-65
    Apr 12, 2015
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    Sep 1, 2015
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