Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Katrina’

2nd January

First Published in The New York Sun, January 2, 2008

By Andrew Wolf

NEW ORLEANS, December 27 - Visiting the crescent city for the first time since Hurricane Katrina hit has been an eye-opener. I am amazed that the candidates for president, all so eager to show how they alone embrace the concept of “change,” aren’t highlighting the failure of the public and private sectors to address the emergency.

The French Quarter and Garden Districts, so beloved by tourists, emerged largely intact, and the great restaurants are mostly reopened. Still, more than two years after the hurricane struck, huge areas of the city and surrounding areas are devastated. Tens of thousands are living in government issued trailers. Tens of thousands have left, many never to return.