Memories of Katrina


10th Anniversary

10 years later I still remember Bob Breck's face white as a sheet as he talked about how bad the storm was going to be. There was a paralyzing fear in his eyes.

10 years later I also remember Sheriff Harry Lee begging the residents of New Orleans not to stay and telling them that if they did stay, he'd have a body with their names on it.

I remember
price gauging;
armed soldiers;
long lines;
waiting, constantly waiting;
stiffling heat;
eternal darkness,
the smell of spoiled food everywhere
no birds, no moquitoes


“Memories of Katrina,” Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, accessed May 24, 2024,