Friday, September 02, 2005

my katrina post

there isn't much I can add to the already thousands of articles, blog posts and images online of the devastation wrought by katrina. C's immediate family was mostly spared - his mother's house is undamaged, and his brother's house is ok save for a gaping hole in the roof where a tree hit it. unfortunately, his grandfather, aunt and cousins have all lost their respective homes and the condition of his father's apartment is unknown. but everyone evacuated in time and is physically fine. so all I can really do here on this blog is link to some places for information and relief efforts:

and some articles related to new orlean's architectural history:
"In early 2001, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a report stating that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in U.S., including a terrorist attack on New York City."
the third likely disaster? a catastrophic earthquake in SF.

1 Comments:

At 1:46 PM, Blogger Jessica said...

Glad to hear C's family is generally out of harm's way. I can't even imagine.

I have to force myself to stop reading media coverage already. But I recommend you check out C. Hawthorne's piece about the Superdome and irony of modernist stadium architecture. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/cl-et-arch2sep02,1,164772.story?coll=la-tot-promo
And Tim Rutten's column about when great journalism goes unheeded is great, too.

 

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