Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
Now, cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move.
("When the Levee Breaks" Led Zeppelin)
Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on the morning of August 29 - there was even a sigh of relief when it was downgraded from a category 5 hurricane to a 3. That sigh was tragically misbegotten as all hell broke loose throughout the region: New Orleans was flooded when the Lake Pontchartrain levee failed - hundreds of thousands were stranded. We are following the tale of disaster, relief and rebuilding below.
We are trailing the political ramifications and recriminations on a separate post (here).
Arlo Guthrie's City of New Orleans Benefit
"Christmas On The City Of New Orleans with Arlo Guthrie and Friends:" Bringing Back The Music – Benefiting The Victims of Katrina Dec.7th – Dec.17th 2005 Good Morning America how are you?/ I'm the train they call the City of...
Posted to Music by gypsyman on September 21, 2005 09:05 AM
Girls Gone Wild: Katrina
Well looks like even the folks at Girls Gone Wild have gotten in on the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. It has been reported that they are donating money to the Red Cross for every video sold featuring New Orleans...
Posted to Video by Dave on September 21, 2005 08:30 AM
Katrina Raises Hope for Kids
One of the results of Hurricane Katrina is that about 372,000 school-age kids have been displaced and relocated to cities all around the country. Those kids need to go to school, and in a lot of...
Posted to Politics by Dave Nalle on September 21, 2005 03:21 AM
Bo Bice: the Topic of Arts and Politics
Bo Bice has had his first introduction to the impact his actions and words may have on fans. He recently donated his home to a family displaced from the destruction of hurricane Katrina. He started a charity to benefit...
Posted to Culture by Jewels Richardson on September 20, 2005 07:54 AM
True Crime Update 9/20/05
Intriguing crimes across the nation, notable for the type of crime, the celebrity of the criminal, or both. =================== Natalee Killed by Katrina There...
Posted to Culture by Patfish on September 20, 2005 05:22 AM
NY Times Skewers Media Inaccuracies In Katrina Coverage
Today's New York Times will carry an article by David Carr entitled, "More Horrible Than Truth: News Reports." The article concerns the rumors, hearsay and urban legends that grew out of the post-Katrina chaos in New Orleans and found their way,...
Posted to Culture by Bird of Paradise on September 19, 2005 11:09 PM