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Topic: Katrina
Posted By: tropical-punch
Subject: Katrina
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 11:46am
How do you feel when you hear people say that N.O. residents had plenty of time to evacuate and they knew the hurricane was coming. I always give a side eye. Of course I've only heard white people say this.



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Posted By: HowardAlumAKA
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 11:48am
Did they really have enough time? If Im being told to leave, I'm leaving. Im packing up as much as I can take with me and staying with relatives elsewhere.



Posted By: keelolo1
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 11:49am
What brought this question about?


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 11:50am
i don't have time for people who weren't in New Orleans at the time but still feel the need to speak about Katrina.
regardless of whether we knew a hurricane was coming, NO ONE knew the levees were going to break and that's all that matters.


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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 11:52am
I think whoever thought it was a good idea to build a city in a bowl is kinda dense. 

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Posted By: Derri
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 11:53am
I don't think anything of it, because I don't know how much time they actually had.
But I know it's hard for people to pack up and leave your physical life just like that, not knowing if things would still be there when you return. I wonder about where those people who had to relocate are now, and if their lives have stabilized, and how they feel about everything. I also think about the people who lost their lives. It's really sad.





Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 11:54am
Y'all watched When the levees Broke"?

I would love to here from the NO members about their experience during that time
It's fitting for the day

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Never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee
Donne

Havmercy Dez Bryant


Posted By: tropical-punch
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 11:55am
Originally posted by keelolo1 keelolo1 wrote:

What brought this question about?
someone said it last week and I remembered it.


Posted By: iGotSunshine
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 11:59am
most the people who didnt evacuate didnt have enough money to do so. 
evacuating is expensive! 

and we had so many false alarms that people didnt take it seriously
 i cant tell you how many times they had mandatory evacuations and not even the power went out 


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“Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today.”
― Malcolm X


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:00pm
Originally posted by Derri Derri wrote:

I don't think anything of it, because I don't know how much time they actually had. 
But I know it's hard for people to pack up and leave your physical life just like that, not knowing if things would still be there when you return. I wonder about where those people who had to relocate are now, and if their lives have stabilized, and how they feel about everything. I also think about the people who lost their lives. It's really sad. 


I packed a weekend's worth of clothes. We all thought the storm would pass through, mess some things up, flood a few streets, and we'd be back in our rainboots going to class the next week.
same way i'd done for the hurricane that passed it's little self through 2 months before


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Posted By: iGotSunshine
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:04pm
Jones, 
I remember being at my cousin's bday party. 
My grandma turned on the news and Ray Nagin said "i cant call a mandatory evacuation but if you love your family please leave now"

my mom, my brothers and i drove back to our house to start packing 
i figured we were going on vacation so i packed a bathing suit, underwear, 3 pairs of shorts and some tanks. 

the next morning our whole family drove to Peachtree City and stayed with my aunt. (it was 17 of us in her house) 
the next day everything was fine and then the levees broke. 

i just remember bursting into tears. 
my mom brought us to the MLK museum, we registered for school out there 2 days later 
we couldnt get in touch with my uncle(he stayed and helped ppl evacuate from the east) 
it was just a depressing time. 

 

we wound up getting a 2 bedroom apartment (it was hell) 
standing in line for fema money, fighting with the insurance companies for our homes in NO. 
they told so many people that we had "storm insurance but not flood insurance" Sleepy

taking hand me down clothes, not knowing anyone 

man one thing about katrina was that she humbled me. 
to lose everything and have to start from scratch is a humbling experience 

that's why i have no problem giving anything because i know what it feels like to lose everything 



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“Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today.”
― Malcolm X


Posted By: iGotSunshine
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:06pm
the nytimes featured my uncle in a story 
he was the one that tied the doors together to use as "floaties" 
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/11/national/nationalspecial/11katrina.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


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“Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today.”
― Malcolm X


Posted By: Derri
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:08pm
Southern and iGotSunshine, are you both living in N.O now?


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:09pm
also, my school told it's students that in the event of a an evacuation, buses were available for students who could not get home.
Where were those buses in August 2005? No where to be found.
By the time we were told to leave (They waited until the PWI made their announcement), the city was blocked off from incoming traffic and my mom couldn't come get me. Freshman weren't allowed to have cars, so luckily I was able to catch a ride with my older cousin. I have classmates who couldn't get their flights out and ended up stuck on the roof until they could be lifted away.


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Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:11pm
Originally posted by Derri Derri wrote:

Southern and iGotSunshine, are you both living in N.O now?

I went back as soon as my school reopened and graduated in 2009.
I go back occasionally but i would never live there again


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Posted By: iGotSunshine
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:16pm
Originally posted by Derri Derri wrote:

Southern and iGotSunshine, are you both living in N.O now?

no my mom's side stayed in ATL 
my dad's side is still there. 

my half sister had to get evacuated from the superdome and they took her all the way to new hampshire 
she stayed there for a minute and now she's back in NO 

i dont think i could ever live there again
it's not the same and there is really no opportunity 


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“Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today.”
― Malcolm X


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:21pm
Wow Sunshine.
I can't believe it was that long ago.
We were in school and the teachers turned on the tvs.
It was surreal couldn't imagine being near the whole thing an losing it all so fast.

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Never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee
Donne

Havmercy Dez Bryant


Posted By: iGotSunshine
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:25pm
girl i was 2 or 3 days into my freshman year of highschool 
my brothers were sophomores and juniors 

i just remember telling my best friend "girl we're going on a hurrication. i'll see you next week" 

we both wound up in ATL but it was more like a month or two before we saw one another again 

some good things came out of Katrina tho 

networking in ATL is extremely good! 
man i have so many connects 
black ppl in atl stick together (IMO)


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“Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today.”
― Malcolm X


Posted By: pattigurlatl
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:26pm
People are ignorant.

I just try to educate them.




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Harriet Tubman - I freed a thousands slaves. I would have freed more had they known they were slaves.

Michael Harriot - She wouldn't have freed any if she was worried about her hair.


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:26pm
Originally posted by iGotSunshine iGotSunshine wrote:

Jones, 

 

we wound up getting a 2 bedroom apartment (it was hell) 
standing in line for fema money, fighting with the insurance companies for our homes in NO. 
they told so many people that we had "storm insurance but not flood insurance" Sleepy

taking hand me down clothes, not knowing anyone 

man one thing about katrina was that she humbled me. 
to lose everything and have to start from scratch is a humbling experience 

that's why i have no problem giving anything because i know what it feels like to lose everything 


Off topic, but this reminds me, if you live in an area of the country that ever floods, please know that home insurance does not cover floods. we had to learn that the hard way with the hurricane that came right after katrina and that was an hour away from New Orleans


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Posted By: Derri
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:27pm
wow!
thanks for sharing, you two.





Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:28pm
Originally posted by pattigurlatl pattigurlatl wrote:

People are ignorant.

I just try to educate them.



tl;dr I guess


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Posted By: pattigurlatl
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:28pm
IGS, you should write a book. These stories need to be told.
http://www.lulu.com" rel="nofollow -
www.lulu.com


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Harriet Tubman - I freed a thousands slaves. I would have freed more had they known they were slaves.

Michael Harriot - She wouldn't have freed any if she was worried about her hair.


Posted By: iGotSunshine
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:31pm
Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

Originally posted by iGotSunshine iGotSunshine wrote:

Jones, 

 

we wound up getting a 2 bedroom apartment (it was hell) 
standing in line for fema money, fighting with the insurance companies for our homes in NO. 
they told so many people that we had "storm insurance but not flood insurance" Sleepy

taking hand me down clothes, not knowing anyone 

man one thing about katrina was that she humbled me. 
to lose everything and have to start from scratch is a humbling experience 

that's why i have no problem giving anything because i know what it feels like to lose everything 


Off topic, but this reminds me, if you live in an area of the country that ever floods, please know that home insurance does not cover floods. we had to learn that the hard way with the hurricane that came right after katrina and that was an hour away from New Orleans

girllll my mom was pissed lol 
she fought with them for a year before they gave her the money. 
i'll upload some photos for you guys to see

@Patti, 
maybe one day. 
my uncle could really make bank on a book. 
he wound up relapsing after the storm 
he's better now tho 


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“Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today.”
― Malcolm X


Posted By: iGotSunshine
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:52pm
these photos were taken with a disposable camera 
so the quality isnt the best 

this is my old house 
the second house to the corner with the yellow garage 
http://www.trulia.com/homes/Louisiana/New_Orleans/sold/25062-10331-Flossmoor-Dr-New-Orleans-LA-70127 

when we came home a month later to survey the damage the outside of the house still looked the same. the only thing out of place was the garage door. it was raised up 

this is one of the hallways 
my room was to the very back 
u can see all the mold on the walls 

this was my oldest brother's room 
it was a mess before but katrina made it worse 

this was my room
the doors to my closet fell and dropped most of my clothes onto the floor
check out my bed tho. it was still made LOL

i was pissed about my bed. LOL
i did chores all summer to buy my bedroom set and had just bought it was week before 
i had the comforter, bean bag chairs, curtains etc 



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“Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today.”
― Malcolm X


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:55pm
Hug to IGS

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Posted By: iGotSunshine
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 1:00pm
thanks SI 
but it's over now. 
it helped me grow and that's what life is all about, growth!


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“Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today.”
― Malcolm X


Posted By: Derri
Date Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 1:11pm
I like your positivity
those pics are just...



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