New Orleans, Five Years Later

(via b67hobo) August 23rd, 2005: Hurricane Katrina forms over the Bahamas. You’ll see a lot of five-year-retrospectives on Katrina this week. (NYT on flood protection: Washington Post on HBO’s documentary airing tonight). It’s worth remembering that floodwaters are currently causing extreme damage in Pakistan (insane pictures here, here, and here) . As always, Red Cross has a donation link up. Finally: From the AARP-assisted comeback of the Hollygrove neighborhood in New Orleans: “The hurricane completely wiped us out. But at …

Rebuilding St. Bernard's Parish, Louisiana

AARP staff joins volunteers from around the country to continue rebuilding efforts in St. Bernard’s Parish, Louisiana