Check out this post by Sandy Rosenthal author of Words Whispered in Water
Every anniversary of the worst civil engineering disaster in US history is worth full observance.
We are surprised that we missed this story about Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco published a year ago.
But we are glad the story by the Associated Press was brought to our attention.
In the story, which marked the passing of Governor Blanco, we are drawn to this statement by current Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards:
“She led Louisiana through one of our darkest hours, when hurricanes and the failure of the federal levee system devastated much of our state,” Edwards said in a statement Sunday.
It is encouraging when our leaders take the time to get the story right about what nearly destroyed New Orleans in August 2005 during Hurricane Katrina.
Thank you Governor Edwards. Because words do matter.
For the full story, click here.
Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina
It’s a horror story, a mystery, and David and Goliath story all in one. In 2005, the entire world watched as a major U.S. city was nearly wiped off the map. The levees ruptured and New Orleans drowned. But while newscasters attributed the New Orleans flood to “natural catastrophes” and other types of disasters, citizen investigator Sandy Rosenthal set out to expose the true culprit and compel the media and government to tell the truth. This is her story.