Wednesday, August 29, 2007

South Mississippi Keeps On Post Katrina


The Gulf Coast of Mississippi received the full force of Katrina's wrath 2 years ago today and a paucity of the federal recovery monies and support. We relocated to Southern Mississippi recently. We live within walking distance of FEMA trailers.

My mom just finished a visit here. I told her about all the troubles folks on the Gulf Coast are still embroiled in and all that hasn't been provided by the federal government. We went for a drive down highway 90. I pointed out all the still-present damage and all the empty slabs next to storm twisted remnants of buildings. She was shocked and said,"I didn't realize the devastation, the only reports you hear are about New Orleans..."

The Sun Herald has an article today on the two year anniversary of Katrina detailing among other things, how the the money spent so far could have purchased two houses for each family still displaced by the storm. Someone explain that to the politicians. I hope they have to explain it to God.

Read the Sun Herald article then click onto Jim Yancy's site Jackson County Community Services Coalition and please give whatever you can spare, even if it's just a prayer and a thank you to Jim for all his hard work. One current project is "100 Homes in 100 Days" see how you can help.

Also checkout SouthernStudies.org's Blueprint for Gulf Renewal

Some people are doing A-OK after Katrina. From reader Op99:Gulf Coast Cronyism or "Thanks Haley Barbour!!"...(Daddy, Uncle Haley, etc.)

7 comments:

Brother Tim said...

Good post, Hope, and glad to have you in the neighborhood (I'm in Pensacola). I'm also happy that I can again get access to your site. For the last couple months, everytime I went to your site, your page would flash a for about two seconds and then I got some weird error message, and would have to close out all windows to get out.

Once again, Welcome to the Gulf Coast!

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

Thanks Bro Tim, nice to be here!

Glad you can get back on DeepCon. I hear tell that the new windows VISTA has caused issueds with certain blogger.com blogs. Either that or I've pissed of the NSA ...again.

op99 said...

To many of the pols, it seems like Katrina is no more than a bonanza for cronyism, and helping the victims is just an annoyance to work around. I guess that's to be expected when you combine capitalism with lack of regulation and lack of oversight.

op99 said...

That link is screwed up - try this:

http://tinyurl.com/35pyqz

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

Thanks Op..I'm adding it to the post.

JollyRoger said...

Chimpy has been consistent on one thing, and only one thing-empty the whole of the Treasury and transfer the money to his peers.

Katrina, they must have been salivating at. Those levees giving out was like pennies from heaven...

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

I agree JR. Listening to some clips from Chimpy's 'speech' yesterday, his constant refence to "that part of the world", like the Gulf Coast isn't part of the USA, makes me sick. In light of historical knowledge (hurricane Betsy, the Tuskegee experiment), it also makes one wonder about the levee failure and the possibility of government sabotage.
This administration has set new lows in our history for government malfeasance, corruption and straight up evil.
I want to return to a time when I wasn't suspicious of everything the gov't does. Guess that's like toothpaste back in the tube. Thanks for stopping by JR.