NOLA to New York

Katrina survivors talk to New York
Laura evacuated her home in the Irish Channel to Alabama.  Then to Pennsylvania.  Then to New York and New Jersey.  Finally she came home around October 2, 2005.  Two days later her power was finally restored.  Katrina hit August 29, 2005.   

Photo credit:  Andy Kopsa

Laura evacuated her home in the Irish Channel to Alabama.  Then to Pennsylvania.  Then to New York and New Jersey.  Finally she came home around October 2, 2005.  Two days later her power was finally restored.  Katrina hit August 29, 2005.   

Photo credit:  Andy Kopsa

James was stationed in Cuba during Katrina.  But during Isaac, he did search and rescue.  He has a buddy who is living in Manhattan.  

Photo credit:  Andy Kopsa

James was stationed in Cuba during Katrina.  But during Isaac, he did search and rescue.  He has a buddy who is living in Manhattan.  

Photo credit:  Andy Kopsa

Kristy not only lived through Katrina in Central City, she went on search and rescue through Lakeview and City Park.  In one of the neighborhoods, yelling through the buildings for survivors, Kristy saw a body tied to the porch of a house.  Her companions, addressing her shock said, “at least his family will be able to find his body”.

Photo credit:  Andy Kopsa

Kristy not only lived through Katrina in Central City, she went on search and rescue through Lakeview and City Park.  In one of the neighborhoods, yelling through the buildings for survivors, Kristy saw a body tied to the porch of a house.  Her companions, addressing her shock said, “at least his family will be able to find his body”.

Photo credit:  Andy Kopsa

Yolanda lived through Katrina.  She talked to me, told me we need to just hang in there. When asked what she would like to tell New Yorkers, she gave me a hug and said “pray”. 

Photo credit:  Andy Kopsa

Yolanda lived through Katrina.  She talked to me, told me we need to just hang in there. When asked what she would like to tell New Yorkers, she gave me a hug and said “pray”. 

Photo credit:  Andy Kopsa