Yesterday I threw out a post. It got slammed by some cause he wasn't sourced a lot. By others cause the premise wasn't accurate (in their opinion), which is that New Orleans and Katrina isn't talk about here.
I love this place ...
But I can't recall a single front page story on this topic. Can you recall one? Can you find one? Heck search for "Katrina" as a tag and you get a ton of daries, not ONE releated to the actual storm much less the aftermath.
Nothing, nada, zero ...................
Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters ruined everything Jessica Horne had in her New Orleans dorm room at Dillard University, so like more than 1.7 million other evacuees, she applied for disaster assistance.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency came through with a check for $2,000, which helped defray the cost of her clothes and laptop computer. Then, unexpectedly, another check arrived. And then another.
Horne eventually received $9,500 from FEMA. Now the agency wants the money back -- and is prepared to play hardball to get it, holding out the threat of collection agencies and criminal prosecution.
Need a certified copy of a birth certificate? You may be in for a wait. State health officials are still trying to clear out a backlog of requests since Hurricane Katrina. The storm and its ensuing flooding put the Department of Health and Hospitals’ New Orleans-based Vital Records Registry out of commission for a while.