Hurricane Feelings: Sandy vs. Katrina

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For those who experienced, or were touched by, the ravages of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, comparisons to Superstorm Sandy are inevitable:

"I have seen several of my New Orleans friends tweet and update facebook with the same thought that many of us have been thinking, however briefly. When New Orleans flooded, when Mississippi and Alabama were destroyed, the public opinion was not overwhelmingly that of loving support in the way it has been for those in the northeast. There was a very strong feeling of superiority from those who lived away from the gulf. New Orleanians were told that the damage they experienced was their own fault. It was what they deserved for living below sea level, for living in a hurricane zone. They were told not to bother rebuilding their lives, that they just needed to leave their homes behind and move somewhere else."

 

Katrina Doors

 

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