THIS WAS OUR CITY. FOR A WEEK THERE WAS NO GOVERNMENT, NO AMBULANCES, NO POLICE, JUST SILENCE AND OCCASIONALLY, CHAOS. CLICK THE RED MARKERS TO VIEW IMAGES. THEN DRAG AND DROP THE YELLOW WALKING MAN ICON TO ENTER STREET VIEW.
The map is presented as a resource for visitors to the city to respectfully understand what happened after the levees failed.
It will also give those who evacuated from New Orleans a chance to see what there neighborhoods looked like immediately after the storm, when there was still water in the streets.
I have had to rely on my foggy memory of the days after the hurricane in cases where the location of the photographs wasn’t easily identifiable. Katrina was a life-changing event for almost everyone who lived in New Orleans at the time. I had been living in the Bayou St. John neighborhood for a little more than a year when the storm struck. Many lost their lives and even more lost everything that they owned. I was one of the fortunate ones. On the 10th Anniversary we hope for healing for those who were scarred and a return home to those who are still away.
Forty percent (40%) of the profits of images sold through this gallery will go to levees.org, the organization that is making sure everyone understands why New Orleans flooded.CLICK HEREto purchase and donate.
John Grimsley paddling his elderly uncles toward the Convention Center three days after the storm (approximately, may memory is sketchy) I followed behind in a canoe with two elderly women from the neighborhood and one lifejacket. The other lifejacket was thrown to a man neck deep in water on Broad . It was over 90 degrees and a two mile trip…..