First off Johnny, let me begin this by telling you that I am extremely sorry for your loss. Losing everything that you had is so painful, and the
memories can hurt for so long that it's completely surreal. I have been back on the coast a few times to help people recover what they could (one
house on the bay, one in Biloxi.) Devastated is not even the correct term to describe the situation that was there, I don't think there are words to
From myself to you, in a manner only those of us who went through something like this can ever understand, I'm sorry.
Originally posted by _Johnny_Utah_
As politically incorrect as this may be...New Orleans is a slum...
That is simply not true, there are very bad areas, but you will find that in any major city in the country. The whole of the city is actually very
nice. Algiers Point, Lower Garden District, Mid City, Carrollton, Uptown, French Quarter, Esplanade Ridge, Marigny/Bywater, CBD, areas of Lakeview,
For little or no homes under $300,000, I would hardly consider that a slum.
I think much of the reason why New Orleans is in the news more is because many of the people in New Orleans are still living off
I would like to see where you are getting those statistics from, for neither myself or anyone
that I know is still receiving any sort of
funding from FEMA, Red Cross, and only two people that I know have yet to get their Road Home money. The reason that we are on the news all the time
is we have an idiot mayor who speaks without thinking and makes some of the dumbest statements, and because while on the Gulf Coast the water was
indeed much higher with the tidal surge, New Orleans as it is bowl shaped was submerged for quite a longer period of time, in which a much higher
density of people were removed from their homes and left hungry on city streets. Whether or not you see those people as being wrong for staying behind
is truly not an issue here. The issue is that that sold to the media much more, and it is not
the fault of New Orleans that it is the case.
The MS Gulf Coast has moved on as best they can and have chosen to do what they can...themselves...to rebuild and NOT wait with their hands out
begging and complaining about what is or isn't being done.
Would you care to compare federal funding on MS vs LA?
As said at the beginning, I am sorry for your loss, and I am not trying to say that New Orleans had it better or worse, I find such arguments to be
wasteful at best. I would never turn something so terrible around to use it as a spear to jab already unhealed wounds.
Wish you the best in your areas recovery, last I checked things are going very well in that regard, and I see more and more people are moving back
into their homes. That's something we should both be proud of.