Sunday, August 29, 2010

Wow, five years on...

...and New Orleans still gets all the attention, when points to the east were devastated to much the same extent as that city was by Hurricane Katrina. Several towns along the Mississippi coast -- Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport, and Biloxi -- were all heavily damaged. I seem to remember that Waveland, Pass Christian, and Long Beach were almost wiped off the map. But no one's talking about the citizens of those towns and how they're recovering. I wonder why that is. I realize more people were affected in Louisiana, but those three counties along the Mississippi coast are home to almost 400,000 people -- and of course Katrina's devastation didn't stop at those counties' northern boundaries. Don't the stories of the Mississippians' recovery deserve to be told to the nation too?

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