Monday, October 16, 2006

Almost 14 months after Katrina, people live in trailers--if they are lucky

Those empty trailers everyone used to talk about that are parked in Mississippi are still parked there. Some say there are more now. And there are a lot of homeless people who have never gotten FEMA trailers and are living at relatives' houses or wherever they can in other states. The Louisiana Recovery Authority's "The Road Home" program is just that. People who were forced to gut their houses or sell their houses (because they insisted on doing things like eating) and who have moved to other states will not get a dime. And while it makes sense that a program called "The Road Home" would provide money to people who are willing to return to Louisiana, it also makes sense that people who were forced out of state by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should get some type of compensation, even if they have no plans to come back or cannot come back. But those people are out of luck.

New Orleanians say their neighborhoods are full of trash and more unsafe than ever. The school system is once again in trouble. Congress couldn't be bothered to deal with the revenue sharing issue. The Saints are winning, and that's about it.


The last I heard, here in Arkansas, we had thousands of those trailers parked. AFter they arrived here, the government just left them. How sad.

By Blogger zelda1, at 3:55 PM  

Yes, I forgot about all those trailers in Arkansas. Just sitting there empty.

By Blogger Diane, at 6:40 PM  

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