Monday, September 08, 2008

'Another hurricane looms, but New Orleans will rise again'

I forgot to mention this on Tuesday, but Andreana (my housemate) was in the opinion section of The Age again, this time writing about New Orleans and Hurricane Gustav. (Andreana was in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.)

ALMOST three years after hurricane Katrina ploughed through New Orleans and the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi, hurricane Gustav threatens to do the same. This time, the destruction could even be worse. The storm is already the same strength as hurricane Katrina but more than double its width. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has warned that the storm surge in some areas could be twice as high as the levees, although the US Army Corps of Engineers has been working on them since the destruction caused in 2005.
Read the whole article here.

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