Do you remember where you were, one year ago today?
Many of you were in stop and go (mostly stopped) traffic, trying to get out of town ahead of Hurricane Rita. Others of you were anticipating the arrival of refugees driving into your area, away from the storm. And with the ravages of Katrina fresh on our minds, the alarm was real, the panic palpable; unlike New Orleans, the evacuation of the Texas Gulf Coast was much more efficient—although not without flaws.
One year after the two major storms scoured the United States’ gulf coastline, the rebuilding continues, thousands are still displaced, and with many homes still sporting blue tarps, and many more uninhabitable, the New Orleans SuperDome opens tonight for Monday Night football.