As we approach the 10th Anniversary of Katrina, the nation is turning its gaze to the city of New Orleans. Like so many have done in the years following Hurricane Katrina, I recently moved to New Orleans — without a job offer or significant other — simply because I had fallen in love with the city.
Ten years ago Brittani Bader’s parents put their children in a car with relatives to escape Hurricane Katrina. Despite getting his children to safety, Bader’s father tried to leave the flood zone too late and ended up having to ride out the storm. When Bader and her family were reunited, their joy was quickly replaced by shock when they returned to what was left of their house.