I thought hurricane Katrina was a joke. The previous year we had a huge hurricane warning that scared us half to death, thanks to Hurricane Ivan. We didnt even start packing to evacuate until August 28th. I don't know why but one of the most memorable moments was going with my big brother to what used to be the plaza, a shopping mall that was in east for over twenty years until Katrina wanted all of the stores. He was buying shoes for a party he said he'd be attending on that Sunday when we came back, he obviously didn't make the party.