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Murfreesboro wrote:Our niece went to college in New Orleans. She was just starting her freshman year when Katrina hit, so she had to spend a semester elsewhere, but then she came back to her original school. She loves it down there and has visited a time or so since she graduated in '09. I think the tourist areas were actually spared most of the damage, or at least the worst of it. The French Quarter is the oldest part of the city, so it was built on the highest ground.
New Orleans is one of the world's great cities. Nobody should avoid it just because it had a bad hurricane several years ago.
Li H'Sen Chang wrote:It is not hurricane that fears me it is the citizens of the city that were exposed after hurricane passed through. They acted like animals.
Murfreesboro wrote:You know, Nashville suffered a terrible flood in May of 2010, but the rest of the country heard very little about it after that first weekend (even though there are substantial commercial and public places that still aren't opened yet because of it ). It wasn't just one area of the city, but all of middle TN that was affected. Months afterward, major highways were forming sinkholes because of the flooding that had happened in May. The Opry didn't re-open until October 2010, and the gorgeous (and relatively new) symphony hall, the Schermerhorn, didn't re-open until January of 2011. It was many months before all the bodies were recovered. The reason no one much heard about the flood was that Nashvillians behaved and helped each other. I was so very proud of this area.
I'm not sure what was happening down in New Orleans, but my sense of it is that there were a whole lot of people down there who seemed to think it was someone else's responsibility to help them out of their mess. Nashville took the attitude that this is our problem, and we are going to solve it. The country music stars, many of whom lost homes and in-home studios, etc., worked shoulder to shoulder with everyone else.
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