Six years ago today the levees breached, flooding 80% of New Orleans, and affecting nearby states. 1,836 people died.
Hurricane Katrina is virtually no where in the news. I know we just had Hurricane Irene, but it wasn't soon after Hurricane Katrina that the news stopped covering the situation. For some reason, New Orleans is pretty much ignored. I'm not the only one that thinks that, right?
Besides, even though we just had Hurricane Irene, the news could still report on Hurricane Katrina whether at the anniversary or the progress of the city throughout the year.
Someone who is not ignoring New Orleans is Brad Pitt. His organization Make it Right, is building green homes for the lower 9th ward residents. All homes are built above the Katrina water level, and have roof access. Check out some of the homes here.
This house floats when flooded:
HBO is playing Spike Lee's "If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise", which you should watch.