In just a few hours, Hurricane Katrina will strike New Orleans, a city that I’ve visited many times and come to love. The worst-case scenarios that forecasters and experts are painting, should the hurricane follow the path they predict, is frightening and unimaginable to say the least. This bulletin from the National Weather Service paints a particularly grim picture.
I have many great memories from my trips to New Orleans and the gulf coast of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. There are portions of New Orleans, and particularly the French Quarter, that I know very well. To think that by this time tomorrow, that city could be forever changed, utterly destroyed and over a million people homeless for months, just staggers the imagination.