the umbrella | putting disaster in its place
August 29, 2009 marks the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina—the disaster that will define life for years to come in a region spanning from coastal Louisiana to Mobile, Alabama.
And yet, so what do we make of this? With global media proliferation and 24-hour news cycles, just think of the dozens of disasters you can name since the 2005 Atlantic tropical storm season. Indeed, residents of the region are learning how to cope with the realization that the world has moved on. After all, isn’t that one of the major lessons survivors can share? Once the camera lights are dimmed, international aid agencies packed up, only the lonely truth remains: You are on your own.read rest of article