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Hurricane Katrina Was No Lady

"ALL SORROWS CAN BE BORNE IF WE PUT THEM IN A STORY OR TELL A STORY ABOUT THEM."--Isak Dinesan. This is a personal history, and recorded for history, of Hurricane Katrina which struck southeast Louisiana and Mississippi and Alabama the morning of August 29, 2005. Katrina's wind damage was great but the destruction and death from the man-made broken levees were much worse. The power of Katrina was none ever seen before in Louisiana and it changed forever life as we knew it . The flooding in New Orleans that followed Katrina was caused by breaks in the floodwalls along the 17th Street Canal, the London Avenue Canal and the Industrial Canal. These floodwalls were the responsibility of the Orleans Parish Levee Board and the United States Army Corps of Engineers. One thousand eight hundred and 33(1,833) people lost their lives by drowning and thousands more clung to rooftops and crouched in attics in 100 degrees temperature for days waiting to be rescued. It was a human catastrophe unimaginable to the human heart. The flooding in Jefferson Parish (Metairie) was caused by a decision made by the Parish President to send the pumping station operators 75 miles away across Lake Pontchartrain. Thousands of people's homes flooded needlessly and millions of dollars of damage was done, damage that is to take years, if ever, to fix. The photos and narratives under the photos record my life and my family's lives following Hurricane Katrina. I plan to update this gallery for five years following landfall of Katrina. NOVEMBER 25, 2006 -- I have come to the harsh realization that it will take at least five years to bring the devastated parts of New Orleans (80 per cent of the City) to its feet. Many areas have not even been touched yet. There are houses still sitting as they were when the water receded and the infrastructure of streets, water, gas and telephone service have barely been addressed. This City and State need leadership very badly. I do not think any other American city would have been allowed to exist in this misery should this have happened elsewhere. Shame on our government. We give heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the hundreds of thousands of volunteers from all over the world who have come to our help. In our despair, we could not have survived without you. IF YOU CLICK ON THE SMALL IMAGE YOU WILL GET A FULL SCREEN IMAGE WITH A NARRATIVE UNDER THE TITLE. BE CERTAIN TO SCROLL DOWN AND READ THE STORIES. ALL PHOTOS ARE COPYRIGHTED AND CANNOT BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM ME.
Hurricane Katrina's projected path on television
Hurricane Katrina's projected path on television
Ships Anchored in Mississippi River by Bonnet Carre' Spillway
Ships Anchored in Mississippi River by Bonnet Carre' Spillway
Evacuees from New Orleans were bumper to bumper
Evacuees from New Orleans were bumper to bumper
River Road Evacuation Route As Seen Through Our Oaks
River Road Evacuation Route As Seen Through Our Oaks
Our Cat, Abraham, Senses the Danger of  the Approaching Hurricane Katrina
Our Cat, Abraham, Senses the Danger of the Approaching Hurricane Katrina
Baby Mockingbird in hurricane
Baby Mockingbird in hurricane
Squirrel Thrown from Nest in 115 mph winds
Squirrel Thrown from Nest in 115 mph winds
Eleven hours of hurricane force wind and rain
Eleven hours of hurricane force wind and rain
First Survey of Damage
First Survey of Damage
Abraham Asleep on My Bed After Wind Dies Down
Abraham Asleep on My Bed After Wind Dies Down
Sadie After Winds Died Down
Sadie After Winds Died Down
Twenty Four Hours Later-Sunset Through the Oaks
Twenty Four Hours Later-Sunset Through the Oaks
When the Night is Long
When the Night is Long
Thank You Lord-Our Son's House
Thank You Lord-Our Son's House
Our Daughter Was Not as Fortunate
Our Daughter Was Not as Fortunate
Bailing Out the Flood Water
Bailing Out the Flood Water
Our Metairie House
Our Metairie House
 A Few Weeks Earlier Before Katrina
A Few Weeks Earlier Before Katrina
Our Back Yard in Metairie
Our Back Yard in Metairie
And, When I Went Inside the House
And, When I Went Inside the House
Lafreniere Park - Metairie, Louisiana - Poor Lost Creatures Following Me
Lafreniere Park - Metairie, Louisiana - Poor Lost Creatures Following Me
Note waterline and mark above door
Note waterline and mark above door
Gardens-Killed-by water
Gardens-Killed-by water
Metairie-Old Metairie near Northline
Metairie-Old Metairie near Northline
Hurricane Debris Turns to Mulch
Hurricane Debris Turns to Mulch
A Boy and His Cat.
A Boy and His Cat.
New Orleans City Park Stone-Bridge - September 21, 2005
New Orleans City Park Stone-Bridge - September 21, 2005
Lady-with-Flute
Lady-with-Flute
Watching the Hurricane Rita
Watching the Hurricane Rita
Mushroom House
Mushroom House
Max   - a Good and Faithful Friend - We Miss You
Max - a Good and Faithful Friend - We Miss You
We Found One Swan
We Found One Swan
New Orleans Museum of Art Guardian
New Orleans Museum of Art Guardian
Swan Search
Swan Search
This is Me Feeding Waterfowl
This is Me Feeding Waterfowl
Street  In the Vieux Carre'  (French Quarter) in New Orleans - A City on Lockdown
Street In the Vieux Carre' (French Quarter) in New Orleans - A City on Lockdown
Place d'Armes  with St. Louis Cathedral, Presbytere and Cabildo in background
Place d'Armes with St. Louis Cathedral, Presbytere and Cabildo in background
A Night Away
A Night Away
Cleanup in Progress at  My Metairie House
Cleanup in Progress at My Metairie House
My Daughter - Smiling Through Her Tears
My Daughter - Smiling Through Her Tears
My Street
My Street
Our Peaceful Haven
Our Peaceful Haven
Stone Bridge Ready for Company- October 4, 2005
Stone Bridge Ready for Company- October 4, 2005
Help
Help
Abraham and Sadie on Window Sill
Abraham and Sadie on Window Sill
Our House-Carrying out the Walls.
Our House-Carrying out the Walls.
Carrying out my oak floors
Carrying out my oak floors
Ursuline Academy and Convent's  Sacred Heart Courtyard on October 12, 2005
Ursuline Academy and Convent's Sacred Heart Courtyard on October 12, 2005
A Few of the Swans Were  Found in Audubon Park in Uptown New Orleans
A Few of the Swans Were Found in Audubon Park in Uptown New Orleans
New Orleans City Park After Hurricane Katrina
:: New Orleans City Park After Hurricane Katrina ::
Metairie Club Gardens After Hurricane Katrina
:: Metairie Club Gardens After Hurricane Katrina ::
Ursuline Academy and Convent in New Orleans Before and  After Hurricane Katrina
:: Ursuline Academy and Convent in New Orleans Before and After Hurricane Katrina ::
Coleen  Photographing  West End and Bucktown
Coleen Photographing West End and Bucktown
West End and Bucktown After Katrina
:: West End and Bucktown After Katrina ::
October Morning on Perilloux Place
October Morning on Perilloux Place
New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina
:: New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina ::
Au revoir, Victor.
Au revoir, Victor.
My Girl and Her Boy
My Girl and Her Boy
SP-Friday
SP-Friday
Thanks Hurricane Katrina
Thanks Hurricane Katrina
Cleaning up
Cleaning up
Refrigerator Recycling Brigade
Refrigerator Recycling Brigade
FEMA trailers
FEMA trailers
Somewhere In Time
Somewhere In Time
October 31-Nine weeks after Katrina we have walls.
October 31-Nine weeks after Katrina we have walls.
October 31-Exactly Nine Weeks to the Day After Katrina Struck We Have Walls Again
October 31-Exactly Nine Weeks to the Day After Katrina Struck We Have Walls Again
Metairie Cemetery   To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die
:: Metairie Cemetery "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die" ::
The Roman Candy Man
The Roman Candy Man
Waiting for the Prince-SP Friday
Waiting for the Prince-SP Friday
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Visit Hurricane Area
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Visit Hurricane Area
My Grandson Is Back to School in New Orleans
My Grandson Is Back to School in New Orleans
Holy Cross Boys Troop Into Girls' School
Holy Cross Boys Troop Into Girls' School
Reflections in a Restaurant Window
Reflections in a Restaurant Window
Cary's Shrimp
Cary's Shrimp
Darlene in her birthday present
Darlene in her birthday present
Drainage-Pumping-Station-on Lake Pontchartrain
Drainage-Pumping-Station-on Lake Pontchartrain
Nov.-14-Walls are up and being painted
Nov.-14-Walls are up and being painted
My 3 square feet of sanity during the restoration of our house
My 3 square feet of sanity during the restoration of our house
Animal Lovers
Animal Lovers
Kitchen-Floor-One-Day-Soon-Nov. 23
Kitchen-Floor-One-Day-Soon-Nov. 23
Lakeview near City Park.-Nov. 27, 2005
Lakeview near City Park.-Nov. 27, 2005
Lakeview-- Three Months After  Hurricane Katrina
Lakeview-- Three Months After Hurricane Katrina
Bucktown - 17th Street Canal on Lake side of break
Bucktown - 17th Street Canal on Lake side of break
100 Days After Katrina--My Neighborhood.
100 Days After Katrina--My Neighborhood.
Holy Cross School for Boys--One of the Oldest Private  Catholic School for Boys in New Orleans
Holy Cross School for Boys--One of the Oldest Private Catholic School for Boys in New Orleans
Katrina was no lady
Katrina was no lady
WYES-TV
WYES-TV
Lakeview  After Hurricane Katrina
:: Lakeview After Hurricane Katrina ::
Perilloux Place at Christmas Season
Perilloux Place at Christmas Season
Tradition
Tradition
Laverne
Laverne
Anna Belle Perilloux Fourroux's  Katrina Adventure That Turned Out Well for Anna Belle
Anna Belle Perilloux Fourroux's Katrina Adventure That Turned Out Well for Anna Belle
Ruins of West End at Sunset
Ruins of West End at Sunset
Exactly four months after Katrina
Exactly four months after Katrina
The Sound of Silence
The Sound of Silence
Towing  a Katrina-sunken boat
Towing a Katrina-sunken boat
The Camellia Grill
The Camellia Grill
Friday the Thirteenth
Friday the Thirteenth
Neighborhood Status-four and one-half months after Katrina
Neighborhood Status-four and one-half months after Katrina
A Katrina symbol
A Katrina symbol
Fond Memories
Fond Memories
Infamous 17th Street Canal
Infamous 17th Street Canal
Holy Cross After Hurricane Katrina
:: Holy Cross After Hurricane Katrina ::
New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward  After Hurricane Katrina
:: New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward After Hurricane Katrina ::
Finally the Roofers  Begin at My Daughter's House-Jan.-19
Finally the Roofers Begin at My Daughter's House-Jan.-19
Hospital Gift Shop in Business Again
Hospital Gift Shop in Business Again
Swans of City Park at Audubon Park
:: Swans of City Park at Audubon Park ::
Home of the Brave
Home of the Brave
Bringing Back Their Neighborhood
Bringing Back Their Neighborhood
Milestone and Five Months to the Day of Katrina
Milestone and Five Months to the Day of Katrina
New York Times Reporter, Anne Raver, Tours Lakeview
New York Times Reporter, Anne Raver, Tours Lakeview
Bucktown Fishermen
Bucktown Fishermen
Bruning House Site in Bucktown
Bruning House Site in Bucktown
Site of Sid Mars Restaurant in Bucktown
Site of Sid Mars Restaurant in Bucktown
Mardi Gras Marathon Run--February 5, 2006
Mardi Gras Marathon Run--February 5, 2006
February 10, 2006
February 10, 2006
A Treasured Victim of Katrina-February 2, 2006
A Treasured Victim of Katrina-February 2, 2006
Camellias After Katrina
Camellias After Katrina
French Market in February, 2006
French Market in February, 2006
Window in Central Grocery  With Reflections on February 11, 2006
Window in Central Grocery With Reflections on February 11, 2006
The United States Navy Band Entertains Ravaged New Orleans in February
The United States Navy Band Entertains Ravaged New Orleans in February
Praline Maker in Vieux Carre'
Praline Maker in Vieux Carre'
Street Musician in Vieux Carre'
Street Musician in Vieux Carre'
Paddlewheeler/Steamer Natchez
Paddlewheeler/Steamer Natchez
Statue of Jeanne d'Arc
Statue of Jeanne d'Arc
Mardi Gras Marathon Run February 5, 2006
Mardi Gras Marathon Run February 5, 2006
Canal Blvd Feb. 17, 2006
Canal Blvd Feb. 17, 2006
Canal Boulevard almost six months after Katrina
Canal Boulevard almost six months after Katrina
Canal Boulevard_Car Still Not Touched_February
Canal Boulevard_Car Still Not Touched_February
Canal Boulevard in February
Canal Boulevard in February
Canal Boulevard almost six months after Katrina
Canal Boulevard almost six months after Katrina
Bucktown - Sid Mars
Bucktown - Sid Mars
Suspense
Suspense
Ghosts of Katrina
Ghosts of Katrina
Eventually......
Eventually......
Happy Mardi Gras
Happy Mardi Gras
The Comus Ball
The Comus Ball
New Orleans Museum of Art Reopens--March 3, 2006
New Orleans Museum of Art Reopens--March 3, 2006
NOMA Reopening Festivities
NOMA Reopening Festivities
Picturesque Footbridge Demolished by Corps of Engineers
Picturesque Footbridge Demolished by Corps of Engineers
Lakeview Revisited-Half a Year Later--March 8, 2006
Lakeview Revisited-Half a Year Later--March 8, 2006
When All the Furniture Collides
When All the Furniture Collides
Lafreniere Park - Closed Due to Katrina
Lafreniere Park - Closed Due to Katrina
Jesuit High School
Jesuit High School
Sunset Over a FEMA trailer
Sunset Over a FEMA trailer
Sunflower
Sunflower
The Floor Man Arriveth
The Floor Man Arriveth
Seven Months After Katrina
:: Seven Months After Katrina ::
Fats Domino's House in Ninth Ward
Fats Domino's House in Ninth Ward
The Flowers Refuse to Give In
The Flowers Refuse to Give In
St. Philip Neri Church
St. Philip Neri Church
Katrina Never Seems to End
Katrina Never Seems to End
Old Dickory
Old Dickory
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Install First Floodgate
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Install First Floodgate
April 24, 2006 in Lakeview
April 24, 2006 in Lakeview
Katrina Art
Katrina Art
Where Once Was a Fishing Village
Where Once Was a Fishing Village
Historic Lighthouse--April 25, 2006
Historic Lighthouse--April 25, 2006
First House Restored
First House Restored
Lament on Canal Boulevard
Lament on Canal Boulevard
Lakeview in New Orleans--May 12, 2006
Lakeview in New Orleans--May 12, 2006
Paul Soniat in Concert
Paul Soniat in Concert
For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Gall of It All
The Gall of It All
Lakeview
Lakeview
Guts of the Floodwaters on Bellaire Drive
Guts of the Floodwaters on Bellaire Drive
Bless This Levee, Please
Bless This Levee, Please
I Cry For These Boats-June 8, 2006
I Cry For These Boats-June 8, 2006
Porch or Gallery
Porch or Gallery
17th Street Canal at Bucktown
17th Street Canal at Bucktown
Victims of Katrina
Victims of Katrina
Junk Art on Canal Boulevard
Junk Art on Canal Boulevard
This Is Not Just Any Boat--It Has a Story
This Is Not Just "Any" Boat--It Has a Story
Don't Call Me Katrina Any More
Don't Call Me Katrina Any More
Guardians
Guardians
Royal Street and Forstall--July 10, 2006
Royal Street and Forstall--July 10, 2006
Prince of Saudi Arabia
Prince of Saudi Arabia
Eleven Months Later
Eleven Months Later
My Neighborhood in Metairie, Louisiana, Eleven Months After Katrina
My Neighborhood in Metairie, Louisiana, Eleven Months After Katrina
Why Are They Not Volunteering to Clean up the Park
Why Are They Not Volunteering to Clean up the Park
Volunteers Replant Park's Waterways
Volunteers Replant Park's Waterways
Joy and Sorrow
Joy and Sorrow
The Fishing Boat on Bellaire Drive-August 6, 2006
The Fishing Boat on Bellaire Drive-August 6, 2006
Commander's Palace
Commander's Palace
Coconut Beach at West End Park
Coconut Beach at West End Park
The Southern Yatch Club
The Southern Yatch Club
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin
St. Basil's Orthodox
St. Basil's Orthodox
Bellaire Drive in Lakeview
Bellaire Drive in Lakeview
More Fortunate Than Many-One Year Later
More Fortunate Than Many-One Year Later
Life's Too Short for Beige
Life's Too Short for Beige
Honoring First Responders on the One Year Anniversary of Katrina
Honoring First Responders on the One Year Anniversary of Katrina
Remnants of Katrina
Remnants of Katrina
October 17, 2006
October 17, 2006
Trick or Treating at a FEMA trailer
Trick or Treating at a FEMA trailer
Soon It Will Be Okay to Die
Soon It Will Be Okay to Die
New Orleans Fairgrounds and Race Track
New Orleans Fairgrounds and Race Track
All That is Left of the Historic Southern Yatch Club of New Orleans
All That is Left of the Historic Southern Yatch Club of New Orleans
Fifteen Months After Katrina...Hope
Fifteen Months After Katrina...Hope
Sixteen Months After Katrina
Sixteen Months After Katrina
The Gift of the Magi
The Gift of the Magi
Sixteen and One-Half Months Later
Sixteen and One-Half Months Later
When Time Stands Still
When Time Stands Still
It Is Not Baghdad
It Is Not Baghdad
The Infamous Boat of Bellaire Drive-17 months Later
The Infamous Boat of Bellaire Drive-17 months Later
Seventeen Months After Katrina
Seventeen Months After Katrina
Katrina's Ghost
Katrina's Ghost
The Saving Tree
The Saving Tree
Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church
Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church
The Ravaged Live Oaks Remain and Patiently Wait
The Ravaged Live Oaks Remain and Patiently Wait
Gone With the Wind and Water
Gone With the Wind and Water
Eighteen Months Later
Eighteen Months Later
Boat on Bellaire Drive in March 2007
Boat on Bellaire Drive in March 2007
Looking Through What Once Was a Wall of a Boat House
Looking Through What Once Was a Wall of a Boat House
After 19 Months It Left the Neighborhood
After 19 Months It Left the Neighborhood
Nineteen Months Later the Boat of Bellaire Drive is Gone
Nineteen Months Later the Boat of Bellaire Drive is Gone
Please God, Don't Let it be That Blue Color
Please God, Don't Let it be That Blue Color
Preparing to Open for Business
Preparing to Open for Business
Camellia Grill Reopens Twenty Months Later
Camellia Grill Reopens Twenty Months Later
Twenty Months Later Boats Removed from Watery Grave
Twenty Months Later Boats Removed from Watery Grave
May 2007 - Bellaire Drive -Lakeview-New Orleans
May 2007 - Bellaire Drive -Lakeview-New Orleans
My Heart Cries for the Little Lighthouse
My Heart Cries for the Little Lighthouse
The Spirit of New Orleans
The Spirit of New Orleans
Trees Planted to Replace Ones Killed by Floodwaters
Trees Planted to Replace Ones Killed by Floodwaters
Will Katrina Ever End?
Will Katrina Ever End?
A Row of Century Old Shotgun Houses
A Row of Century Old Shotgun Houses
Two Years Later - Remembering the People
Two Years Later - Remembering the People
Thursday's Challenge - Dereliction
Thursday's Challenge - Dereliction
New Orleans' City Park's Rebirth After Hurricane Katrina
:: New Orleans' City Park's Rebirth After Hurricane Katrina ::
The Spanish Moss is Once Again Growing on our Trees
The Spanish Moss is Once Again Growing on our Trees
Two and A Half Years After Hurricane Katrina
Two and A Half Years After Hurricane Katrina
One of the Nice People You Meet in Life
One of the Nice People You Meet in Life
The Spirit of the New Orleans People - a Must Read
The Spirit of the New Orleans People - a Must Read
Three Years Later It Still Sits
Three Years Later It Still Sits
New Orleans' Recovery Czar Says He's Going Back to Australia
New Orleans' Recovery Czar Says He's Going Back to Australia
Protesters March Against Louisiana State University
Protesters March Against Louisiana State University
Bay St. Louis - Pass Christian Bridge in Early Morning
Bay St. Louis - Pass Christian Bridge in Early Morning
Hancock Bank - Mississippi Gulf Coast Recovery
Hancock Bank - Mississippi Gulf Coast Recovery
Lionel's Boat in Bay St. Louis
Lionel's Boat in Bay St. Louis
All That is Left
All That is Left
New Orleans: The Spirit of Rebirth
"New Orleans: The Spirit of Rebirth"
SouthernYatch Club
SouthernYatch Club
17th Street Canal Historical Marker Placed at Historical Site of Devastation-Five Years Later
17th Street Canal Historical Marker Placed at Historical Site of Devastation-Five Years Later
Five Years After Katrina - Still Vacant
Five Years After Katrina - Still Vacant
Henry Howard House Inn-A point of Refuge
Henry Howard House Inn-A point of Refuge
New Orleans' Oldest Part of the City
New Orleans' Oldest Part of the City
Six Years Later
Six Years Later
A Reminder as we start hurricane season of what I wrote onSeptember 14_  I have an Internet Connection for the First Time
A Reminder as we start hurricane season of what I wrote onSeptember 14_ I have an Internet Connection for the First Time
Southern Yacth Club and Lighthouse
Southern Yacth Club and Lighthouse