Four years ago today, at about this time of day, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana after it’s previous brief encounter with Florida. A picture of the landfall is below.
I remember thinking that, “as usual,” the weather people were hyping the possible impacts. As it turns out, my skepticism was partly justified because the storms impacts would have been considerably smaller if the Army Corps of Engineers had done a competent job building the flood control system.
I remember more vividly my sense of shame a few days later as an American that my fellow citizens had seemingly been abandoned to their fates by our government.
There is far too much to say about Katrina to compress into a blog entry. But this is a good time to stop and remember the victims.
Dan Farber has written and taught on environmental and constitutional law as well as about contracts, jurisprudence and legislation. Currently at Berkeley Law, he has al…READ more