August 29, 2015 Comments are off michaelwatson

Hurricane Katrina

I’ve thought much about Hurricane Katrina over the past week. We all have numerous vivid memories of August 29, 2005 and the days, weeks and months that followed. No one will ever forget “that” smell. Jim Cantore still refers to it as the “smell of death”. No one will ever forget the complete and utter obliteration of our homes and our communities here on the coast. No one will forget the eerie silence several days and nights after the storm. Who could forget all the MREs we ate and the hummers dropping off ice and water? Who could forget the over 1 million volunteers who showed up over time to help us piece our lives back together? We all share some of the same memories and we all have some that are unique and special to each individual. (more…)