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Voices from the Storm: The People of New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath (Voice of Witness)
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Masterfully edited, Voices from the Storm assures us that really, things were much worse than we thought. Experience the Superdome, where over 50,000 desperate people lived five days in darkened chaos, huddled in 90+ degree heat without adequate food, water, or sanitation facilities, and no medical care to speak of. Smell the greasy, putrid water as it rises higher and higher, forcing families to attics, balconies, and rooftops. Sense the dread and anxiety as New Orleans descends into a law-free zone. Feel the insect bites and the rats brush against your scalp as you sleep your third consecutive night on the surface of I-10. Wrestle with rage as you read of redevelopment plans that recolor the demographic of a once-great city. By the time your through, you'll appreciate the hurricane but understand the crime.
Every person in local, state and federal government who is responsible for disaster relief should have to read this book as a cautionary tale of what can happen when people disregard the warnings that scientists and others try to get people to pay attention to.
-- Phyllis Zimbler Miller, [...]
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As an American, you think you are safer than other people in 'less developed' countries when disaster strikes. We think our governing agencies will be there to help us. Read morePublished on October 17, 2010 by Mary L. Sahd