I know it’s a crapshoot every year, but I can’t believe that just three short years after Katrina, we are watching another major hurricane aiming straight for New Orleans.
I remember the buildup to Katrina, the terrifying warnings that came out of NOAA that day, the sigh of relief as it missed the city, and the growing horror of the following days as the true destruction came to light. Jeanne Meserve describing hearing the calls for help in the utter darkness. The Superdome. Nursing home residents drowning in their beds, helpless. The bodies found for weeks and months afterwards.
Tommy Evans was in New Orleans for the post-Katrina coverage. I hope that he and Michael have not been roped in to cover Gustav. Anderson Cooper is there and will be airing a special edition of AC360 tonight.
Godspeed, New Orleans, and everyone else in Gustav’s path.