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

Rebuilding St. Bernard’s Parish, Louisiana

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