Friday, August 31, 2007

Katrina's Impact Strongly Felt Some Two Years Later

August 30, 2007

Katrina Two Years After

In New Orleans the rich recover while the poor continue abandoned.

NEW ORLEANS, August 29.- Discontent over the lack of progress in the reconstruction of New Orleans was in the air Wednesday in the jazz city, two years after hurricane Kartina, reported AP.


The sensation of loss remains alive here in this Gulf Coast metropolitan area where the dikes collapsed and flooding virtually destroyed the city.

Different churches held services in memory of the more than 1,700 people who died in the tragedy.

George W. Bush promised, once again, to take care of the situation of the New Orleans population, where the most well-off sectors are already rebuilt and the large area where the poor live is still in ruins.

"People are angry and they want to send a message to politicians that they want them to do more and do it faster," said Baptist Reverend Marshall Truehill. "Nobody's going to be partying," he said.

"It's an emotional time. You relive what happened and you remember how scattered everybody still is," said Robert Smallwood a New Orleans writer.

"The city has been dying this slow death. There's no escape. In New Orleans there's bad news everyday," he added.

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