Three Years After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Still Reeling. Now There’s Gustav
The Bush administration’s ideology-driven neglect of New Orleans has left the city vulnerable again to a potentially devastating hurricane, three years after Hurricane Katrina killed more than 1,800 people and left thousands homeless.
Residents of the Crescent City could be forced to evacuate again as Tropical Storm Gustav bears down on the Gulf Coast. Weather forecasters say Gustav could enter the Gulf of Mexico as a hurricane this weekend or early next week. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has declared a state of emergency and said an evacuation could begin as early as Friday—three years to the day after Katrina devastated New Orleans.