Today while driving down Claiborne Avenue after photographing houses slated for demolition I heard this NPR report which began.. “It has been almost 3 years since Hurricane Katrina”:…and for many of us the word since seems a poor choice.

It is still Katrina and it is Katrina everyday.

The idea that FEMA and HUD will not attend Congressional meetings together and they are just now working on an MOU to begin the process of working together leaves me stunned with the ineptitude and indifference.

There are those of you who “just moved out of your trailer”: as well as a man who died because of the “incapacity of the City to address the mental health crisis”: , it is still “Katrina everyday.”:


Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...